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Archives Alive! will bring Missouri history to life for your third & fourth grade students.
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 45 minute performances, sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri State Archives will take place at the Missouri State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, in Jefferson City, just down the hill 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 of Archives Alive!
Performances at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20 • Thursday, March 22 • Thursday, April 19
Tuesday, April 24 • Thursday, April 26 • Tuesday, May 1
Thursday, May 3
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 RSVP, call or e-mail Emily Luker at (573) 526-5296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.