Maj. Gen. Enoch Crowder, a Missouri native, came to national attention during the First World War. Born in Endingburg, Mo., Crowder graduated from West Point in 1881. When the U.S. entered World War I in April of 1917, Crowder helped write the Selective Service Act. He then directed the Selective Service and oversaw the draft. Jeremy Amick will present on Crowder’s work and legacy. The program will be held in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall, located in the east wing of the Missouri State Capitol.
The program continues the museum's ongoing series, "Museum After Hours," held the first Wednesday of each month. In addition to the program, the museum's galleries will be open until 9 p.m.