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Mo. State Museum Plans Night Programs Next Year

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The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri on March 22, 2011.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri on March 22, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri State Museum inside the state Capitol will hold extended hours on select days next year.

The state museum will be open until 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, with the staff presenting special programs.

The first evening exhibit will be Jan. 4. The museum will feature a special interpretative program about Ella Ewing, who was from northeastern Missouri and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus because of her extreme height. The Missouri State Museum has several artifacts from Ewing, including her shoes.

Visitors for the evening museum hours should use the carriage entrance on the south side of the Capitol building.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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