Taking the old Independence Road through the eastern environs of Kansas City toward Independence, it’s easy to miss some of Kansas City’s richest history. Mt. Washington Park and Cemetery, Fairmount Park, and a host of historic sites in Independence make it a perfect venue to see through the views of old postcards.
Local historian and postcard collector Michael Bushnell presents a series of postcard tours of Kansas City neighborhoods. Bushnell is publisher of The Northeast News, a weekly community newspaper that serves the Historic Northeast area of Kansas City. He is also the author of Historic Postcards of Old Kansas City.
These talks complement the exhibit Greetings from Kansas City: A Postcard View of a Midwest Metropolis, 1900-1950 , on display at the Central Library through May 31, 2013.