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    Saturday free museum day

    For those of you who love history or have family who does or was looking for something free to do on Saturday, there is free museum day at St. Joseph, Missouri. They are participating in the National Museum Day. Below is the news article about it.

    Experience St. Joseph museums free of charge on Museum Day

    Museum AssociationThe Museum Association of St. Joseph will celebrate America’s heritage and culture by offering free admission for a day.

    Museum Day Live!, created by Smithsonian Magazine, is in its 10th year and 40,000 institutions are expected to participate including St. Joseph.

    Some members of the Museum Association of St. Joseph will provide guided tours while others will feature special exhibits or programs and activities.

    Museum Day takes place on Saturday, September 24th.

    The participating Museum Association of St. Joseph members, their location, and their hours for Museum Day are:

    Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Pony Express National Museum, 914 Penn, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Remington Nature Center, 1502 MacArthur Drive, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Robidoux Row Museum, 3rd and Poulin, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    St. Joseph Museum, Black Archives Museum, and the Glore Psychiatric Museum, 3406 Frederick Ave., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 11th and Charles, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    At the Walter Cronkite Memorial on the MWSU campus, 4525 Downs Drive, the public invited to visit between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Andrew County Museum, 202 E. Duncan Drive in Savannah, Missouri, will also participate and they will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Many of the participating museums will feature special exhibits or activities during Museum Day Live! in addition to their permanent exhibits. An interactive treasure hunt within the collection will be available at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art throughout the day. An art instructor will help families create a “Leaf Print Family Masterpiece” on canvas to take home with them. The class will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and the fee is $20 per family. In their main floor gallery the featured art exhibit will be “NINE: Missouri Western Art Faculty Exhibit.” On the lower level, the most recently acquired art pieces will be showcased in an exhibit called “Expanding the Collection: Recent Acquisitions.”

    At the Andrew County Museum, guests can explore several new temporary exhibits in the Duncan Gallery including “From the Vault” and “Many Layers: The Art and Science of Dolls.”

    Guided tours of the history of mental health treatments will be given at 11 a.m. and at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. at the Glore Psychiatric Museum.

    The Pony Express National Museum will have docents and junior docents to guide visitors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The “Buffalo Bill in St. Joseph” exhibit, scheduled to close in December will be available for tours. The exhibit includes original objects from Buffalo Bill’s personal and professional life that have a connection to St. Joseph and the Pony Express. The Pony School on the grounds will also be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every half hour the “school marm” will accept new students so they can have the one-room school experience.

    At the Robidoux Row Museum, docents will be available as guests explore what life was like in St. Joseph during the 1840s.

    At 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., archaeology professor Dr. Jimmy Albright will present “Pots Speak to Archaeologists” in the conference room at the St. Joseph Museum.

    At the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion docents will be available to share the history of the Mansion and children can enjoy activities related to architecture.

    For more information on participating sites and activities, visit or call the St. Joseph Museums at 816-232-8471.

    Thanks for posting this, Charyti.


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