Landing After Hours: The Exorcism of Roland Doe

11/2/2022 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

The 1971 book “The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty and the film it inspired in 1973 shocked American audiences. There were reports of people leaving the theaters due to fear, and even fainting during screenings. What might have added to the shock was the notice that the film and book were inspired by real events. The exorcism case that inspired the book and subsequent film took place in St. Louis. Join Missouri State Museum educator Lucas Schwartze for this program to explore what is known about one of the most famous instances of exorcism in America.

The Missouri State Museum's "Landing After Hours" program is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson Street. Doors of the Lohman Building classroom will open at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. 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.

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Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Program Location:
  • In person: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Virtual: Missouri State Museum Facebook page

The Missouri State Museum is located at: 

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

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs