Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery
Established in 1857, Union Cemetery is the oldest public cemetery in Kansas City. Buried there are early pioneers, veterans, and others who have left lasting and unique legacies. Judy King and Bruce Mathews – along with other civic-minded contributors to their book, Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery: Lessons for the Future from the Garden of Time – present poignant recollections of people now interred there whose hard work and persistence helped push the nation’s move west while strengthening social equality.
This Veterans Day event underscores the value of preserving the cemetery and the history it encompasses, and serves as the launch of the new book.
A 6 p.m. reception precedes this event.