at Missouri State Museum

Below is some information on some of the exhibits inside the Missouri State Museum.

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History Hall

In 1919, the General Assembly designated this exhibit gallery as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Now generally referred to as the "history hall," it houses exhibits about Missouri's cultural history. The gallery now features the story of Civil War Missouri to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Three exhibits: "A House Dividing," "Hands-On Civil War," and a life-size artillery diorama will be on display through 2015. "A House Dividing" features the museum's extensive Civil War flag collection. The artifacts in this exhibit will change every six months. 

Missouri Veterans Gallery

Opened in 2007, this gallery honors Missouri's veterans. Rotating artifacts feature conflicts from the Seminole War (1835-1842) to Operation Enduring Freedom.

Resources Hallexhibits in the Resources Hall

First designated the Resources Museum in 1921, this gallery was joined with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in 1923 to form the Missouri State Museum. This gallery displays Missouri's natural resources on the south wall, human resources on the north wall and the story of how the two have interacted in the center.

Foundations Gallery

This gallery, opened in 2009, features exhibits on Missouri's state government and the buildings that have served as Missouri's Capitol. Artifacts are periodically rotated.

Jefferson Landing State Historic Site and Elizabeth Rozier Gallery
Online Exhibits

Slavery's Echoes

Artifact Collections

The Missouri State Museum is actively collecting artifacts related to Missouri's cultural and natural history for loan and donation. Please contact the museum at 573-751-2854 or DSP.State.Museum@dnr.mo.gov for more information.