Family Fun Day ‘Stories Behind the Art’ Planned for June 10 at Southeast Missouri Regional Museum

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The Southeast Missouri Regional Museum is located in Room 122 of Memorial Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 6, 2006 — Family Fun Day “Stories Behind the Art” is being sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.

The event includes short stories and activities on Simple Machines, Picasso Portraits, Chainmail, Corn Husk Dolls, and Soap Sculptures for children ages 7 and up and their favorite adults. One adult for every two children is recommended. Jack Smoot, site administrator of Bollinger Mill, will give a short presentation at 3 p.m. about Gristmills. Smoot’s presentation goes along with the Museum’s current exhibit Jake Wells:  Mills and Murals, which features the master color panels, along with some preliminary sketches, of the 800-square-foot Jake K. Wells Mural located in Kent Library on Southeast’s campus. Visitors can get a close look at 27 original watercolor paintings that depict the nostalgic mills of Missouri.  Other exhibits being shown are Mississippian Artifacts and Historic Firearms.

The museum is located in Room 122 of Memorial Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. This project is supported by a congressionally directed grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For additional information, call Ellen Hahs, curator of education in the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, at (573) 651-2301 or (573) 651-2260 or e-mail ehahs@semo.edu.