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Archives Alive


Archives Alive!  Celebrates Missouri's History


 Join us in celebrating Missouri through Archives Alive!, the Missouri State Archives interactive performance for third and fourth graders. The educational performances follow time travelers Molly and Walter over 200 years into the past to share the stories of the earliest Missourians and European settlers; Missouri's part in the American Civil War and both World Wars; and many people throughout Missouri's History including Great Walker,  Mark Twain, George Washington Carver and Virginia Minor.

  These 45 minute performances, 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 and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 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. 

Performance Dates for 2024


Performances at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 19

 Tuesday, April 9

Thursday, April 11

 Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 17

Tuesday, April 23

Thursday, April 25


   Missouri Association for Museums and Archives Logo                  Missouri Humanities Council Logo

The Rock Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

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, contact the Archives at (573) 526-5296 or [email protected]