NEWS RELEASE: Missouri State Museum hosts "Pioneering Missouri Women" tours for Women's History Month

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Missouri State Museum hosts “Pioneering Missouri Women” tours for Women’s History Month

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 40-033   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri State Museum is partnering with the Missouri Women’s History Blog to host a “Pioneering Missouri Women” tour of the State Capitol on Sunday, March 18, at 1:30 p.m. The program will be presented by the group Missouri Women. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, “Pioneering Missouri Women” is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

 The tour will focus on Missouri women as pioneers in culture (Gable, Rogers, Baker), education (Duchesne, Blow, Wilder) and activism (suffrage, wartime nurses). Tours will begin at the State Museum tour desk on the first floor rotunda of the State Capitol. The program will be presented by “Missouri Women,” which was founded in 2009 with the theme “Women of the Past, Inspiring Women of Today.” For more information on the co-sponsor, the Missouri Women’s History Blog, please visit

 The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.