Kander welcomes Harrisonville Christian School students to Civil War Archives Alive!

May 2, 2014 

The fourth grade class of Harrisonville Christian School visited Civil War Archives Alive!, an educational program offered annually by the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City. Visitors, front row from left, were Dawson Schrock, Isaac Chiodini, Sam Rapp, Nick Saffels, Amala John, Aja McGowen, Gracie Wood, Miles Middaugh, Ella Oldham, Noah Mills; back row from left, Faith Beamer-fourth grade teacher, Jamal Sims, Isaiah Bliss, Josh Pesek, Caleb Van Aalsburg, Isaiah Nieto, Blake Southard, Jenna Schrock, Dick Van Aalsburg-elementary prinicpal, Greta Maxwell and Noah King

COURTESY PHOTO

Secretary of State Jason Kander welcomed students from Harrisonville Christian School to Civil War Archives Alive!, an educational program offered annually by the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City.

“Civil War Archives Alive! is an engaging and interactive experience that provides a new way for students to discover Missouri’s vibrant history,” Kander said. “It is great to watch these students enjoy learning about important events from our state’s past.”

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 40-minute performance takes students on a journey back in time to experience life in Missouri in the 1860s. With the help of humorous game show hosts and their “Blast from the Past” time machine, the students’ educational adventure begins with a visit from presidential time traveler Abraham Lincoln. As the Union’s commander in chief, Lincoln addresses the conflict’s national aspects, but also focuses on Missouri’s particular role as a turbulent border state. In its entirety, Civil War Archives Alive! draws students in to learn more about historic Civil War figures of Missouri and the experiences of slaves, civilians and soldiers as they lived through warfare and its aftermath.

The students from Harrisonville Christian School joined more than 5,600 other fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students from across the state this year in experiencing this unique educational opportunity, which is followed by a tour of the Missouri State Archives.

Civil War Archives Alive! is sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri State Archives with assistance from Hawthorn Bank and the Eldon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Cass County Democrat Missourian is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service