Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Archives Alive!

Anyone who thinks state-run repositories are boring obviously hasn't stopped by the Missouri State Archives lately. Students visiting from Gratz Brown Elementary in Moberly were treated recently to a "theatrical performance known as Archives Alive!" starring Jefferson City performers Jayne Dunkmann and Laura Morris.

Dunkmann and Morris, in the comedic guise of “Molly” and “Delores,” bring historical stories to life by telling them through the voices of early settlers and famous Missourians. [Link]
In related news, the National Archives announced today that they've hired Carol Channing and the cast of Rent to act out the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in a musical performance to be called "A Virus To Inspire Us."

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