Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The National Archives at Kansas City will screen the following films on Saturdays during April. All films will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be introduced by National Archives staff who will explain how the film’s content ties to the Cowboys, Quacks and Carousels: Stories of Kansas exhibition currently on display at the National Archives. For more information or to make a reservation for the free film series, call 816-268-8010 or email

Saturday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.–- Splendor in the Grass
In a small Kansas town during the late 1920's, two high school students, Wilma Dean Loomis and Bud Stamper, fall in love. Frightened by their physical desires and unwilling to consummate their relationship both teens become frustrated and confused.

Saturday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.-– Dodge City
Six years after the railroad puts Dodge City, Kansas, on the map, the town becomes the Babylon of the West. Run by Jeff Surrett, a man whose only interest is cash and killing, Dodge City is now a bastion of lawlessness. Wade Hatton and his men undertake a campaign to clean up the town.

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 more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or go here.

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