On the third Friday of each month, the Missouri State Museum will take visitors on a themed tour of the Missouri State Capitol at 3 pm These tours will be different from the standard tours given daily at the museum. Themed tours will explore a wide array of topics from in-depth looks at specific artworks to tours exploring the capitol as a product of the resources of Missouri.
The topic for March is "The Great War in the Missouri Capitol." Construction of the new (current) Missouri State Capitol building was just wrapping up in 1917 as America entered the Great War. As a result, several artworks throughout the building reflect and commemorate Missouri's involvement in the war. The Missouri State Museum's exhibit Here At Home: Missouri in the Great War also commemorates the war's centennial 1917-1919 by focusing on the war's impact on the home front. Join the museum in a unique tour that highlights this temporary exhibit and the permanent artwork.