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Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft welcomes students to 'Archives Alive!' performances


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For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 29, 2019 6:49 pm

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently welcomed thousands of students from 45 schools to "Archives Alive!" an educational program offered annually by the Secretary of State’s State Archives in Jefferson City.


"We’re proud to offer students from across the state a chance to learn about Missouri’s rich history in a way that is both engaging and entertaining," Ashcroft said. "Our 'Archives Alive!' performances shed light on the most important events in state history and highlight some of Missouri’s most well-known personalities."


Over the course of seven performance days, more than 3,500 third, fourth and fifth grade students, parents and teachers from across the state experienced this unique educational opportunity. Many attendees also received a tour of the State Archives.


Attendees are taken on a journey through Missouri history in a 45-minute performance beginning with the state’s first inhabitants. The program then provides a better understanding of European settlement within the state and its role in the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as the importance of famous Missourians like Mark Twain, Jesse James, George Washington Carver, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Virginia Minor and more.


Schools with students in attendance:


Abiding Savior Lutheran School


Arcadia Valley Elementary School


Blair Oaks Elementary School


Bush Elementary School


California R-1 Elementary School


Cedar Hill Elementary School


Christian Fellowship School


Conway Elementary School


Discovery Elementary School


Eugene Elementary School


Fatima Elementary School


Goodman Elementary School


Immaculate Conception School


John Weldon Elementary School


Lawson Elementary School


Lutheran School Association of Cole Camp


Maries R-I Elementary School


Marion Elementary School


Mark Twain Elementary School (Brentwood)


Mark Twain Elementary School (Rolla)


Marvin Elementary School


McIntire Elementary School


Morgan County Elementary School


MRH Elementary School


New Bloomfield Elementary School


Orchard Farm Elementary School


Pioneer Trail Elementary School


Polo Elementary School


Ray Miller Elementary School


River Oak Christian Academy


Rock Bridge Elementary School


Russellville Elementary School


Salisbury Elementary School


Scotland County Elementary School


Southwest R-1 School


St. Ann Catholic School


St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Grade School


St. Francis Xavier School


St. James Catholic School


St. Joseph Catholic School


St. Martin Catholic School


St. Peter Interparish School (Jefferson City)


St. Peter Catholic School (Kirkwood)


Trinity Lutheran School


Williamsburg Elementary School


"Archives Alive!" is sponsored by Hawthorn Bank, the Missouri Association for Museums and Archives, the Rock Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Friends of the Missouri State Archives in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.


 

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