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World War I
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Liberty Memorial Profile
Yom HaShoah Ceremony Marks 45th Year of Sculpture
April 11, 2008
A ceremony on May 4, 2008, commemorates the 45th anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial to the Six Million, an aluminum sculpture located on the Jewish Community Campus. The sculpture was originally...
A daytime view of the south side of the Liberty Memorial located in Kansas City, Missouri. The Liberty Memorial shaft and two museum buildings are in view. The memorial was built to honor those who fought...
DAR, Elizabeth Benton Chapter Scrapbook Finding Aid
A Kansas City Times article dated Nov. 12, 1979, stated that the Elizabeth Benton DAR chapter, located in Kansas City, Mo., was the first Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution formed west...
Memorial to Black Vets to Be Unveiled
September 7, 2010
A memorial of polished, black granite honoring black veterans in all conflicts will be unveiled by the parks department and Enshriners on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Located in the median on The Paseo...
Liberty Memorial Scale Model
A photograph of a scale replica model of the winning design for the Liberty Memorial.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 5, 1940-1941, Page p1207
A portion of Kansas City from E. 15th Street south to E. 18th Street and from Cypress Avenue east to Brighton Avenue, showing buildings and streets. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...
Liberty Memorial, Aerial View
Aerial view of Liberty Memorial, looking south. Main Street runs along left side of image.
Robert Graham, a Sculptor of Icons, Dies
December 29, 2008
Article about the death of sculptor Robert Graham, at age 70, in Santa Monica Califoarnia. Graham was the creator of the 18-foot monument to Charlie Parker at 17th and Vine, near the American Jazz Museum....
Memories Take Wing
July 18, 2011
Article about the groundbreaking for the Skywalk Memorial to be built at Hospital Hill Park. The ceremony was held Sunday, July 17, 2011, with dozens of survivors, families of survivors, and emergency...
Liberty Memorial 'Flame' to Return
February 1, 2013
Article announces that the steam and light flame atop the Liberty Memorial will be relighted following several months of service and upgrades. A history of the flame effect is provided along with a list...
Robert Graham's Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial
Article describes history and methodology of Charlie "Bird" Parker Memorial commissioned by Tony and Marti Oppenheimer and sculpted by Robert Graham.
For Many, a Memorial Long Overdue
July 27, 2008
Article describes the drive by the Skywalk Memorial Foundation to erect a monument to the victims of the Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse. It also discusses the disaster's long-term affect on the city and...
Recruiting Star Power
December 29, 2010
As the World War I centennial in 2014 approaches, Brian Alexander, president of the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, is considering an aggressive approach “to enhance the monument’s national profile.”...
Biography of August Meyer, as a sculptor and organizer of the Park and Boulevard System, and description of the memorial.
Biography of Swope and description of the memorial.
The Rise and Fall of General Nathaniel Lyon in the Missouri State Capitol
Brief article on the military career and legacy of Union General Nathaniel Lyon. Lyon was hailed as a Union hero after his death at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in 1861, and a painting of him by George...
WWI Memorial Bill Has KC Up in Arms
September 24, 2008
Congressman Ted Poe of Texas has requested the creation of a World War I memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. even though Congress designated Kansas City's Liberty Memorial as the National...
Alfred Benjamin Memorial
Description of the memorial to the vice-president of Abernathy Furniture Company and philanthropist.
Wall Is Gone, But Memories Remain
November 16, 2010
Displayed four days in Blue Springs, Missouri, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial attracted approximately 50,000 visitors who left about 20 cubic feet of artifacts at the wall. The...
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