For Immediate Release: September 9, 1997
Contacts: Larry Hackman
816-268-8200 , Ext. 223
Truman Library and Museum

Julie Goldsborough
or Dean Davison
Barkley & Evergreen Public Relations


(Independence, Mo.) - On Saturday, September 27 students and teachers from the Greater Kansas City area can pick up some great ideas on how to prepare for the 1998 National History Day competition at a workshop offered by the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence.

The History Day workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Independence Room at the Library. Featured speakers will include Debra Parsons of the Jackson County Historical Society and Mark Adams of the Harry S. Truman Library.

The National History Day competition invites students in grades 6-12 to conduct and present historical research using original sources. Each year more than 500,000 students nationwide participate in the competition. This year's competition theme is "Migration in History."

The workshop is designed to share ideas with teachers and students on where to go to conduct historical research and tips on what is expected from their entries.

The Harry S. Truman Library will host the Greater Kansas City (Missouri) History Day competition on Saturday, March 14, 1998. Winners of the regional competition will go on to compete in state and national competitions. For more information about the National History Day workshop or the regional competition on March 14, please contact Mark Adams at 816-268-8236 .

The Truman Library and Museum is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a. m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 years and under.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of nine Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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