Iconic Kansas City from Our Postcard Past

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In conjunction with a reprise of the Library’s award-winning Greetings from Kansas City exhibit of vintage postcards, Steve Noll of the Jackson County Historical Society leads an illustrated walk through Kansas City’s postcard past.
Missouri Valley Sundays
Sunday, June 8, 2014
2:00pm @ Central Library

Postcards were the “instant messages” of their day, a means of communicating hometown pride, civic identity, and a visitor’s curiosity. But where today’s electronic missives disappear with a click, the images and notes on vintage postcards endure – doorways to lost worlds.

Steve Noll, executive director of the Jackson County Historical Society and a postcard collector, leads an illustrated walk through Kansas City’s postcard history.

This event is keyed to the exhibit Greetings from Kansas City: Postcard Views of a Midwestern Metropolis, 1900-1950 currently on display at the Central Library. First shown in 2013, the exhibit is being reprised after earning the American Library Association’s Excellence in Library Programming Award.