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Missouri Archaeology Month is in September. For more information, call (417) 836-3773, or visit the Missouri Archaeological Society's website at http://associations.missouristate.edu/mas/.

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is located at the University of Missouri in Columbia. It houses a variety of original works of art and artifacts and hosts several special exhibits every year. One of this year’s exhibits, open from June 4th to August 11th, 2013, is a series of humorous woodcut prints called 14 Rural Absurdities by Tom Huck. For more information, visit http://maa.missouri.edu

Jesse James Historic Home’s Museum features artifacts from the infamous Jesse James and his family. There are also artifacts from the exhumation of Jesse James, when it was proven to 99.7% accuracy that the body belonged to James. For more information, go to: http://www.ci.st-joseph.mo.us/history/jameshome.cfm.

St. Joseph Historical Museum features four museums in one location: St. Joseph Museum, which includes a large collection of Native American artifacts; Glore Psychiatric Museum, which highlights the history of the treatment of mental illnesses; St. Joseph Black Archives Museum, which focuses on Black culture and heritage; and Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, which is a historic home previously owned by two families in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For more information, visit: http://www.stjosephmuseum.org/ or call 1-800-530-8866.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum includes writings, manuscripts and exhibits of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Visit http://lauraingallswilderhome.com/.

Mastodon State Historic Site sponsors Archaeology Day, which will take place on September 28th, 2013, and features a collection of artifacts and several fun activities. The site itself contains one of the most extensive collections of Pleistocene ice age fossils, as well as a museum where you can learn about Clovis culture and history. For more information, visit the websites http://mostateparks.com/, http://mostateparks.com/park/mastodon-state-historic-site or call (800) 334-6946.