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Civil War program in Jefferson City

It’s the Civil War era in Missouri and you are there. At least that is how Missouri State Museum staff  hope you will feel if you participate in their “Bushwhacked” interactive program Saturday and Sunday at the museum in Jefferson City.

The free program begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the museum, located in Missouri’s State Capitol Building. The program is sponsored by Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Nearly 150,000 Missourians fought in the Civil War, during which the state hosted the third most battles of the war. Missourians split over the issues, with some joining the Union Army, others fighting with the Confederates, and still others joining the Ruffians.

During the program, visitors 9 and older can become a Yankee, Rebel or Ruffian and fight their way through Missouri Civil War history.

The Missouri State Capitol is located at 201 W. Capitol Avenue. The program will take place on the first floor rotunda. Enter the building through the doors under the grand staircase on the south side of the building.

For more information about the event, contact the tour desk at 573-751-4127 or the DNR toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).

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