Learning @11: August Programs

8/6/2019 to 8/13/2019 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

From June 4 through Aug. 13, 2019, the Missouri State Museum is hosting a fun twist on summer programming. "Learning@11" is a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri's cultural and natural history specifically focused on age groups 4 to 7 years using more activity-based programming. For similar-themed programming for older children, please see our regular "Tuesday@2" programs for age groups 8 to 12.

The broad theme for this summer's programs is "communication."  The series will explore how people and wildlife communicate--past and present.

Programs will be held at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City.

August themes are:

Aug. 6:  Hello from the Front Lines! Pigeons, dogs, flags and telephones during World War I

  • Soldiers used any means possible to send messages during WWI--pigeons, dogs, flags and phones.  Learn how to send a message using signal flags, and hear the tale of Cher Ami, the messenger pigeon, and Sgt. Stumpy, a dog, who helped save lives during the war.   

Aug. 13:  Medieval Manuscripts in Missouri:  Make your own Paint and Bookmark.

  • University libraries in Missouri own many pages of manuscripts that are hundreds of years old. Learn about these special collections in Missouri, make paint from scratch and create a manuscript bookmark to take home with you.
Program time: 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs