The Missouri State Museum will present the program, “Animals of the Great War,” on Wednesday, June 7.

According to a press release from the MO Department of Natural Resources, the program is part an ongoing “Museum after Hours” series. The program will begin at 7:00 Wednesday evening in the History Hall of the State Capitol.

The program will present information about the animal heroes, solders, and companions of World War I. The press release says the program will explore the impact animals had on combat, and why Missouri mules were in such high demand during the war.

The Missouri State Museum hosts “Museum after Hours” events the first Wednesday of every month. During this series, guests can take part in the special programs offered, and will have the opportunity to view the museum’s exhibits. The galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. on event nights.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information about the event, call 573-751-2854, or visit the Missouri State Parks website.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years, in 2017.

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