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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

September 19, 2013

SUBJECT: WANT TO KNOW THE HISTORY BEHIND THE HISTORY OF THE RALPH FOSTER MUSEUM?

By:  Moriah Isringhausen

Departure of the JoadsRalph Foster Museum, located on the College of the Ozarks Campus since the 1920s, holds a plethora of exhibits that showcase history from throughout the Ozarks. Some of the most popular attractions include the original vehicle from “The Beverly Hillbillies” television show and the original painting “Departure of the Joads” by Thomas Hart Benton.

However, for those wanting to not only explore the exhibits but also hear about the humble beginnings of the Ralph Foster Museum, Museum Curator Tom Debo will provide a guided tour on Saturday, September 28, at 2 p.m. The tour should last one hour.      

“I recommend that those wishing to receive more detailed histories come to this event,” said Debo. “I will be able to share information not found on the labels.” This tour allows visitors a greater insight on the history of the Museum and its artifacts.

Normal admission prices apply. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior adults (62 and older), and free for high school age and under. For questions please contact the Ralph Foster Museum by phone at (417) 690-3407 or by email at museum@cofo.edu.

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