Landing After Hours: History and Archaeology in Missouri's Capital City

9/4/2019 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Missouri State Park archaeologist Rachel Campbell will discuss the history and archaeology of Jefferson Landing State Historic Site.

Three buildings on North Jefferson Street in Missouri’s capital are all that remain of the once bustling river port now known as Jefferson Landing State Historic Site. After the City of Jefferson was selected as the new seat of Missouri government in 1826, the lower end of Jefferson Street became the central commercial and transportation district for the new city. Known as “The Landing,” businesses provided services associated with river transportation and the expanding state government. The buildings that remain today have served as hotels, residences, grocery stores, warehouses, tenements, telegraph offices and storage facilities. Archaeological excavations surrounding the buildings have occurred periodically since the 1970s. By utilizing historical documents and photographs as well as information from previous archaeological investigations, we can tell a more complete history of the Landing and early Jefferson City.

For 2019, the Missouri State Museum's "Museum After Hours" program, held on the first Wednesday of each month, moves to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site at 100 Jefferson St. Doors to the Lohman Building will open at 6 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building. 

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Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs