WHAT: The Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will debut its new mobile museum, the Southeast Explorer, a 38-foot recreational vehicle. WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27WHERE: In front of Robert A. Dempster Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.WHO:
- Eighth District U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson
- Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University
- Ernest Kern, Missouri NASA Educator Resource Center
- Stanley Grand, director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum
- Donald L. Dickerson, president of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents
BACKGROUND: The Southeast Explorer will allow the museum to serve a greater audience by sending exhibitions, lectures, art classes and public archaeology programs to locations around the region, according to Dr. Stanley Grand, director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum. “The Southeast Explorer will travel to schools, libraries and public events throughout the University’s 26-county service area and beyond, providing educational experiences in a self-contained, walk-through vehicle,” Grand said. The mobile museum is expected to hit the road in November on a “whistle stop” tour of Southeast Missouri. The tour, which is expected to last three weeks, will introduce the Southeast Explorer to the region through a series of short stops at locations throughout Southeast Missouri.