Museum After Hours hosts Missouri River Relief

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Museum offered an educational event on the importance of the Missouri River. The event is one of several in the "Museum After Hours" series.

"Museum After Hours" is open from 5-9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. February's session highlighted Missouri River Relief, an organization based in Columbia.

Missouri State Museum employee Christopher Fritsche said "Museum After Hours" aims to attract visitors who may be too busy to visit during the day.

Each month features a different guest speaker or topic. Future events include an event on the Ice Age and a session on farms.

Program Manager of Missouri River Relief said about 40 percent of people get their drinking water from the Missouri River.

The non-profit organization also specializes in river cleanup projects for volunteer groups and works to raise awareness about the river.