Civil War Archives Alive! will bring Missouri history to life
for your fourth & fifth grade students.
Come travel back to the 1860s and experience how the Civil War affected civilian and soldier alike in Missouri. Students will gain a greater understanding of the Civil War, Missouri’s role as a border state, the impact of guerilla fighting on ordinary people, the role slavery played in the state’s culture and economy, and famous Civil War personalities and battles in Missouri. Famous Missourians such as Dred Scott, General Sterling Price, Ulysses S. Grant, James Milton Turner, Jesse James, Adaline Couzins, “Bloody Bill” Anderson, and many more will be discussed.
These 40-minute performances, sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri State Archives with donations from Hawthorn Bank and the Eldon DAR, will take place at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, just minutes from the Capitol. Performances and tours are free of charge.
Please call now and book a time on one of these dates for your students to tour the Missouri State Archives, “where history begins”, and to see a performance of Civil War Archives Alive!
Tuesday, March 17 • Tuesday, March 24 • Thursday, April 9
Thursday, April 23 • Tuesday, April 28 • Monday, May 4
Thursday May 7 • Monday May 11
Performances at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.
Financial Assistance to the Friends of the Missouri State Archives for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
The Missouri State Archives, the official repository for state documents of permanent historic value, is a division of the Office of Secretary of State. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., call or e-mail Emily Luker at (573) 526-5296 or email@example.com