Press Release: November 2, 2010
National Archives at Kansas City
National Archives to host 1968 in America exhibition
For More Information Contact:
Dee Harris, 816-268-8086
Kansas City, (MO)…On November 9, the National Archives at Kansas City will open 1968 in America, a traveling exhibition which traces the tumultuous events of 1968: a single year in history that rocked the foundations of American society.
From the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the Vietnam War, the extraordinary events of 1968 witnessed profound change in social and political systems and confirmed to citizens of all ages that fundamental change was both possible and necessary. "The events of 1968 resulted in a division in the country that we are still struggling with today, particularly in the political area," states Amy Wilson, exhibition curator.
Exhibition viewing is free. Docent led guided tours are available for groups. To schedule a group visit call 816-268-8013 or e-mail email@example.com.
1968 in America is a free exhibition and will be available for viewing at the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri until January 8, 2011. 1968 in America is a traveling exhibition from organized and toured by Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Missouri Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information or to schedule a tour, call 816-268-8000 or or visit our web site.
The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.
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