Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Night at the Museum’ Aug. 24


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting a “Night at the Museum” open house from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 24.

During the open house, the museum’s collections will be showcased, and visitors can explore the museum’s artifacts, fossils, tools and minerals through hands-on display stations.

“This event is a great way to see and explore the Crisp Museum and its collection,” said Jim Phillips, museum manager.

Additionally, “Night at the Museum” will have finger weaving demonstrations, where participants learn how to weave a complicated-looking but simple-to-create pattern using only their fingers; chain mail demonstrations, showcasing the basics of making armor consisting of metal rings linked to form a mesh; and prehistoric clay demonstrations, showing how to create woodland and Mississippian pottery techniques using primitive tools.

Guests will also be able to make a craft and take home with them.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1-5 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email