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06 October 2011

Burlison: Civil War Exhibit On Display At State Museum

From the time Missouri became our country's 24th state on Aug. 10, 1821, our state has been filled with a rich history. It's important to know how our state and government evolved over the years and how past decisions continue to affect Springfield and the rest of the state today. As a reminder of how we got to where we are today, our state Capitol offers many educational tours and exhibits for you and your family to enjoy. I strongly encourage you and your family to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about our state's history.

A great attraction allowing you to take a peek into the past is the Missouri State Museum, which is free of charge and located on the first floor of the building. The museum is currently hosting Civil War Tours, which will continue to be held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. until Dec. 17. There, you will have the chance to view artwork, artifacts, and other various displays that pertain to the conflict.

The Civil War was a very uncertain time for our state. Some Missourians were in favor of the Union and others the Confederacy, thus turning brother against brother. Missouri witnessed more than 1,000 conflicts on our soil — more than any other state other than Virginia and Tennessee. While you and your family are on the tour, you'll find out why Missouri was sought after by both Union and Confederate troops, the details of the battles at Wilson's Creek and Westport, the reasons behind General Ewing's Order No. 11, and what the leaders were thinking during battle.

After touring the Civil War exhibit, you may always take a free tour of your Capitol. Tours are offered throughout the year, Monday through Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour), with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. On Sundays, tours are offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. You can click here to learn more about the Missouri State Museum, Capitol tours, and other fun activities to do with your family while here in Jefferson City.

I'm very blessed to be able to serve you in southwest Missouri. Walking through the Capitol reminds me of the generations of lawmakers that came before me, and I'm humbled to know that my colleagues and I are currently marking our own footprint on our state's history, making decisions that will benefit you and your family. I appreciate the opportunity to represent you. Thank you and God Bless.

If you would like to meet with me in Springfield during this interim please call my office to schedule an appointment. 573-751-0136.

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