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New Website: Civil War on the Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border

The Kansas City area has a rich Civil War history. And now there’s a new way to discover and research the legacy of the Kansas-Missouri Border War.

Local History

The Case of the Forgotten Canvas and the Third Man - Part 2

William R. Basham

Each month, John Horner digs into the Missouri Valley Special Collections to unearth a story from local history and look at it in new light. Here he tells us the conclusion of the story of a missing painting and a mysterious man...

Local History

The Case of the Forgotten Canvas and the Third Man - Part 1

Gerald Bernstein

Each month, John Horner digs into the Missouri Valley Special Collections to unearth a story from local history and look at it in new light. Here he tells us the first part of the story of a missing painting and a mysterious man...

Local History

Know Your KC History: Graduation Music, Part 4 (Graduation Day)

Dawson get first Horner Degree

On June 12, 1925, the lives of three men came together in a way that challenged how things had always been in Kansas City. Find out how a teacher, a student, and a reporter swung a hammer at the strong wall of ethnic tradition in KC.

Local History

Know Your KC History: Graduation Music, Part 3 (The Musician)

William Dawson

On June 12, 1925, the lives of three men came together in a way that challenged how things had always been in Kansas City. Find out how a teacher, a student, and a reporter swung a hammer at the strong wall of ethnic tradition in KC.