Museum After Hours: Grandpa's Tool Chest

9/4/2013 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

From his childhood, speaker John Cunning remembers his father letting him play around in the wood shop and make toys out of scrap lumber, but the power tools were always off limits. From those early experiences, Cunning became fascinated with hand tools. He has collected historic woodworking tools for more than 20 years and used them to build and repair furniture. Come and learn about some of the woodworking tools from the Missouri State Museum’s collection, both familiar and unfamiliar, and see how they worked. If you own a woodworking tool that you would like to know more about, feel free to bring it with you.

The program will be held in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall in the east wing of the State Capitol. This program continues the programming series, "Museum after Hours," which occurs on the first Wednesday of each month. Missouri State Museum galleries stay open until 9 p.m.

Program time: 7 p.m.

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

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs