Press Release: October 11, 2011
National Archives at Kansas City
Author Janet Reed to discuss Excelsior Springs: Haunted Haven at the National Archives
For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072
Kansas City, (MO)…The National Archives at Kansas City will host author Janet Reed on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her book Excelsior Springs: Haunted Haven. Reed will be available to sign copies of her book after the discussion. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.
Excelsior Springs: Haunted Haven takes the reader back to a time when miracle cures were the stuff of legend. In the late 1800s, rumors of healing mineral water springs spread faster than wildfires, and the growth of a city was ignited by mankind's obsession for health. Practically overnight, Excelsior Springs grew from a farming community to a luxury resort town known as "America's Haven of Health." Ghostly tales surrounding this area have been carefully researched and are presented as a legacy to the town's founding fathers, their descendants, and current residents who still welcome visitors from around the world.
Copies of Excelsior Springs: Haunted Haven will be available for purchase via The Kansas City Store onsite. For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Janet Reed lives with her husband in Shawnee, Kansas, and serves on several Kansas City area historical societies. Eight years ago, she joined with friends to form the Paranormal Encounter Documentation and Research Organization to investigate, preserve, and promote historic haunted locations. She has also assisted in developing Haunted Kansas Tours, providing scripts for tours in Excelsior Springs, Kansas City, Kansas, and Shawnee, to promote tourism throughout the Midwest.
The National Archives at Kansas City 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 available for public access. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit: www.archives.gov/central-plains.
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