The Missouri State Museum presents interactive steamboat

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Museum and Jefferson City Landing State Historic Site presented an interactive "Steamboats and the Missouri River" program Wednesday evening.

The presentation was at the Lohman Building, which is one of the earliest riverboat landings still standing in Missouri.

About 60 people attended the presentation. The room was so packed, the group discussed moving its meetings to a different, bigger location. 

The presenter explained how steamboats came about and how they made their way to the Missouri River. Presenters also talked about the difficulties steamboats faced along their journeys like fallen trees and rocks. 

People attending the event said it was interesting to hear and see the history of the Missouri River and how people had to travel years ago. 

The program is a part of "Missouri after Hours" series that takes place the first Wednesday of every month.

Missouri State Parks sponsors the program.