National Archives at Kansas City

Author Michael J. Everhart to Discuss Oceans of Kansas


Kansas City (MO)…On Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives in partnership with Park University will host author Michael J. Everhart who will discuss his book Oceans of Kansas. 

Revised, updated, and expanded with the latest interpretations and fossil discoveries, the second edition of Oceans of Kansas adds new twists to the fascinating story of the vast inland sea that once engulfed central North America during the Age of Dinosaurs. Giant sharks, marine reptiles called mosasaurs, pteranodons, and birds with teeth all flourished in and around these shallow waters. Their abundant and well-preserved remains were sources of great excitement in the scientific community when first discovered in the 1860s and continue to yield exciting discoveries 150 years later. Everhart vividly captures the history of these startling finds over the decades and re-creates in unforgettable detail these animals from our distant past and the world in which they lived - above, within, and on the shores of America’s ancient inland sea. Reservations are requested for this free program. 

Requests for ADA accommodations must be received five business days in advance. This program is presented in collaboration with Park University.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit   



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