9/7/2022 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO
The lead and zinc mines located in the southwestern Missouri counties of Jasper, Newton and Lawrence played a significant role in the industrial development of the United States. Mining brought prosperity, national prominence and a great sense of local pride. The discovery of rich lead and zinc ore in southwest Missouri not only shaped the social and economic character of the region, but also proved to be a tremendous national asset. Enough zinc and lead were mined to help win two world wars and later provided the needed materials to make batteries that would power NASA space capsules to the moon.
Join Brad Belk, director emeritus, Joplin Historical & Mineral Museums, Inc., as he presents.
The Missouri State Museum's "Landing After Hours" program is held the first Wednesday of each month at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.
In addition to being held in person, this program will also be livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum's Facebook page.
Did you know? You don't have to have a Facebook account to view Facebook videos or live programs. Simply follow the link and enjoy: facebook.com/MissouriStateMuseum.
Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
- In person: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
- Virtual: Missouri State Museum Facebook page
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