National Archives at Kansas City Reopens Exhibit
Press Release · Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Kansas City, MO

The National Archives at Kansas City is pleased to announce that its exhibit space will reopen on February 20, 2024.

The public space at 400 West Pershing Road will be open to the public for self-guided tours Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time. 

At the exhibit entrance, visitors will experience the We the People exhibit featuring records from the holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City. Alongside the stories of the great and powerful, the exhibit features facsimile records that give insight into the lives of ordinary people. Nearly all Americans can find themselves, their neighbors, their ancestors, or their community in the records of the National Archives. Interactive displays include flip books and a station where visitors can make rubbings of famous signatures from Kansas City holdings.

“The exhibit at the National Archives at Kansas City highlights valuable archival holdings and local history,” said Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan. “I’m thrilled that the exhibit space will now be more accessible to everyone seeking to learn why records matter and how they impact our lives.”

The exhibit closed to walk-in visitors at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, though researchers with appointments to the research room were able to visit the space starting in January 2022.

Visitors to the exhibit space are welcome to use the public access personal computers with connections to genealogy resources. The research room remains open by appointment only, and researchers can email to schedule appointments.  

For more information, visit For media inquiries, please contact the National Archives Public and Media Communications Office at 202-357-5300 or

About the National Archives at Kansas City

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records that date from the 1820s to the 2000s that were created or received by federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. There are also records from across the country, including bankruptcy cases, court of appeals records, and patent case files. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit

About the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation's record keeper. It safeguards and manages the official records of the U.S. Government, ensuring the documentation of our nation's history. For more information, visit


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