On Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will host Aaron Barnhart and Diane Eickhoff for a discussion and signing of their book The Big Divide. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the program.
Readers can plan to partake in a guided tour of the Missouri-Kansas border region. Discover the African-American soldiers who were the first to die for their freedom (months before the 54th Massachusetts of Glory fame took up arms); the ferocious battle to keep Missouri in the Union, with dueling governments, flags, and armies; and how the Civil War shaped future outlaw Jesse James and future president Harry Truman. Summer travel planning will be easy with this historical guide, which is packed with themed driving tours, kid-friendly sites, and tips from two experienced history travelers.
To make a reservation for this free program call 816-268-8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of The Big Divide will be available for purchase after the program.