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Advocating for Aging Loved Ones
Lauren Bond with Care is There will speak about overcoming general aging challenges, from medical complications to downsizing, to help you understand your options when advocating for your aging loved one.
Senior Star at Villa Ventura
Kansas City, MO

Thu 6/21/18 at 5pm-6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Truman Library History Happy Hour with Jon Taylor "Tom and Harry"
One of the most complicated friendships during Harry Truman’s life was his long-lasting relationship with Tom Pendergast, who became a Kansas City political kingpin in the early 1930’s through his use of strong-arm tactics and personal wealth. Harry Truma...
Tom's Town Distilling Co.
Kansas City, MO

Fri 6/22/18 at 4pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
In the Know: African Americans in Times of War
Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and improve social, political and economic conditions. Join U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Bernard Harris for a discussion on African American officers’ training c...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Sun 6/24/18 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
AEF Enters the Fray
The U.S. Armed Forces played pivotal roles in some of 1918’s major conflicts. One hundred years later, join award-winning historian and Lt. Colonel (ret.) Shawn Faulkner of the Command and General Staff College for a discussion of how pivotal engagements, ...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Tue 6/26/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Anna Krekow Poetry Reading with musical performer Lezlie Revelle Zucker
Highly regarded Anna Krekow will be reading her selected works of poetry. Along with Ms. Krekow, Lezlie Revelle Zucker will be performing her original music at this event at "3 Wishes" shop in Merriam, Kansas. No charge for admission.
3 Wishes
Merriam, KS

Wed 6/27/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Voices on the Western Front
Created by Grammy and Emmy winner Bryan Pinkall, this mesmerizing concert expresses the story of English composer George Butterworth, Olympic gold medalist Frederick Kelly and French composer, Alberic Magnard in a musical immersion of the three men’s lives...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Thu 6/28/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Researching Your WWII Veteran
Piece together your WWII veteran's military experience using web resources, Library resources, and outside sources. Learn what records still exist and how to locate them.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 7/5/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Love and Death in the Great War
Americans often heard the tale of their nation’s entry into the war told as a love story. Fighting promised to stir “khaki-mad” passions in young women and bolstered romantic credibility to the doughboy. Join historian and author of Love and Death in the G...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Tue 7/10/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
American Jews in WWI
When the First World War began in 1914, most American Jews supported the Central Powers, both because of the relative openness of Austrian society and their hatred of the anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. As the war developed, however, American Jews came to...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Mon 7/16/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Misreading Russia for 101 Years
When the Russian czar was overthrown in March 1917, Americans passionately proclaimed it a democratic revolution. This enthusiasm however, was misguided. Join assistant foreign editor for The Washington Post, William A. Englund, as he investigates the frau...
Harry S Truman Library & Museum
Independence, MO

Tue 7/17/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Midwest Genealogy Center Presents: The Two Charleys
The 1950 assassinations of Kansas City mobsters Charlie Binaggio and Charlie Gargotta helped usher in the famed Kefauver Committee’s investigation of organized crime in the United States. Join author and filmmaker Terence O’Malley for a look at the crimina...
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Thu 7/19/18 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tracing Your Immigrant Origins
The hometowns your immigrant ancestors came from in the old country often appear in the records found in their new country. Learn the steps to tracing your immigrant’s origin through records. This is a beginning level class for adults.
Midwest Genealogy Center
Independence, MO

Wed 7/25/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from WWI
Letters were the primary form of communication between the homefront and soldiers on the battlefield, allowing both sides to share their experiences and maintain connections. Join Smithsonian National Postal Museum Curator Lynn Heidelbaugh for an expert ta...
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
Kansas City, MO

Thu 7/26/18 at 6:30pm
    

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