july, 2020

08jul4:00 pm8:00 pmMissouri Winemakers Program and Exhibit Opening at the Missouri State Museum


Event Details

Drop in between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to see the Missouri State Museum’s newest exhibit, called “Deeply Rooted: Stories of Missouri Farming.” Curators will be on hand to talk with visitors about the exhibit, how it was developed and more. This open-house style event will be held in the History Hall of the Missouri State Museum in the Missouri State Capitol.

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a reception and wine tasting at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, located at 100 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City. Enjoy a taste of Missouri wines and local foods as we celebrate the opening of the “Deeply Rooted” exhibit and meet the speaker for the 7 p.m. program.

At 7 p.m., the “Missouri Winemakers” Landing After Hours program will begin. The first winemakers, primarily German immigrants, arrived in Missouri’s fertile river valley in the 1830s. By the 1880s, Missouri wineries produced over 2 million gallons of wine per year. In conjunction with the exhibition “Deeply Rooted,” we are celebrating our winemaking heritage in style. Dr. Dean Volenberg, director of the MU Grape and Wine Institute, will present an overview of the history and current state of the wine industry in Missouri. Wine from Jefferson City area wineries will be provided for tasting. Appetizers by Bar Vino, Jefferson City, are sponsored by Friends of the Missouri State Museum.

The Missouri State Museum’s “Landing After Hours” program is held the first Wednesday of each month at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St. The Lohman Museum will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO 65101

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