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Archives Alive! will bring Missouri history to life for your
fourth & fifth grade students. R.S.V.P. NOW!!
Join Molly and Delores as they travel back to the early days of the territory we now know as Missouri, and tell the story of the earliest Missourians, and those who settled here in the 1800s. Louis Jolliet, Jacques Marquette and Pierre Laclede will introduce some of Missouri’s oldest cities and how they were settled and named. Students will gain a greater understanding of the Civil War, and Missouri’s role in it, as well as other conflicts, such as World War I and World War II. Famous Missourians like Mark Twain, Thomas Hart Benton, Jesse James, Virginia Minor, Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Washington Carver, Harry Truman and many more will be discussed.
These forty minute performances, sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri State Archives, with donations from the Hawthorn Bank and the Eldon DAR, will take place at the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, 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 Archives, where history begins, and to see a performance by Archives Alive!
Tuesday, March 22 • Tuesday, April 12 • Thursday, April 28
Tuesday, May 3 • Thursday, May 5 • Tuesday, May 10
Thursday, May 12
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 Humanities Council, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and 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 Missouri Secretary of State's Office. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., call or e-mail Emily Luker at (573) 526-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.