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Monday, April 06, 2009

HISTORY AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY FAIR

The National Archives Central Plains Region Branch invites the public to its dedication ceremony on Saturday, 23 May 2009, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. They’re calling it their “History and Genealogical Society Fair,” and they’re inviting genealogical and historical societies to man display tables at this function. Space is limited, so societies are limited to one table only on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested, reserve your table immediately by calling Reed Whitaker at (816) 268-8071.

History and Genealogical Society Fair Schedule
8 a.m. -- 9 a.m. -- Set-up
10 a.m.-- 4 p.m. -- Fair
4 p.m.-- 5 p.m.-- Clean-up

National Archives Central Plains Region Branch, 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 (new address as of 16 March 2009).

Note: They’re celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year, and there will be a big exhibit of documents, maps, and photos at the Archives that runs from 22 May 2009- 23 January 2010. There will also be a Kansas-Nebraska Act Exhibit that focuses on the act’s impact on the region, its role in the “Bleeding Kansas” conflict, and how it affected the national debate on slavery and the spread of slavery into the territories. That exhibit runs from 30 May 2009- 31 December 2009.

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