Museum After Hours: Born in a Barn

2/5/2014 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Missouri has a legacy of agriculture, and like almost everything else, farming has changed a lot in the last 100 years. Horse power has been replaced by mechanical power, hand tools by modern machinery, and hemp and tobacco by corn and beans. Even some of the cattle and pigs of yesterday look strange to us today. Imagine pigs covered with black polka dots, or with ears so large you can’t see their eyes! Come and join us to find out more about yesterday’s farms. See some photographs from the museum collection showing “ideal” farm animals from the 1900s, and also check out some tools and household goods.   The program will be held in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol.

Program time: 7 p.m.

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs