Civic Leader Edward T. Matheny Jr. Discusses The History of Kansas City's Southwest High School

For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2012
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Civic Leader Edward T. Matheny Jr. Discusses The History of Kansas City's Southwest High School

Civic leader Edward T. Matheny Jr., who graduated from SouthwestHigh School in 1940, takes a fond look at his alma mater on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

"Every son and every daughter bears thy hallowed name; far above all others, always thou shall bring us fame. Southwest! Southwest!" 

So goes the SouthwestHigh School alma mater.

Matheny - author of two books on the history of SouthwestHigh School, The Rise and Fall of Excellence and Once More with Feeling - discusses the school's proud past.

Former Kansas City Star editor Laura Hockaday said of Matheny: "You have given so many people so much pleasure with your books. You have captured people and events for all time. That is a great gift to Southwest and all its distinguished alumni."

This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Sundays series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.