National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: February 3, 2012

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to host Girl Scout Day

For More Information Contact:
Mickey Ebert, 816-268-8013

Kansas City, (MO)…You don't have to go to Washington, D. C. to visit the National Archives! The National Archives at Kansas City will host area Girl Scout troops on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

The National Archives has thousands of important historical documents, photos, maps, charts, and even films dating from the 1820s to the 1990s from federal agencies and courts in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota. The education staff at the National Archives will help troops understand why local history is important and how students can use archival records for family history research or school projects.

Tours will include a special behind the scenes look at some of our documents and an activity. This tour will coordinate with the requirements for several Junior Girl Scout badges. Advance registration is required; sign up early!

Date and time: Saturday, March 3, 2012, tours will be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Location: National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

Cost: FREE

Contact: Mickey Ebert by phone 816-268-8013 or email mickey.ebert@nara.gov to schedule a tour with your troop - space is limited, reservations are required.

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 historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit www.archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city.

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