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Join Our Holiday Brunch and Annual Meeting Historic KC Presents: ESU in Kansas City 100 Years Ago

Our Annual Holiday Brunch is just around the corner. Join ESU members and Friends of ESU for this special occasion on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 12 noon. The public is invited. What did Kansas City look like 100 years ago when the ESU Kansas City Branch was formed? The architecture, street scenes, neighborhoods, fashion and local government have drastically changed during those 100 years.

Our program will feature two experts on Kansas City history, Annette Thomas and Nancy Powell, both are volunteers with the nonprofit organization, Historic Kansas City. Founded in 1974, Historic KC is the only organization in KC dedicated to the preservation of the area's architectural heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment.

Nancy has prepared a visually stunning selection of photos from Kansas City's past and Annette will describe how Kansas City looked around 1920 when the ESU was a new, nonprofit organization. Kansas City's architectural and cultural heritage is legendary, and they will show us through historic photos how life in Kansas City was vastly different than today.

This is a wonderful opportunity for ESU members and friends to step back in time and watch the rich history of Kansas City pass before your eyes. Don't miss this special lecture presentation by two Kansas City historians.

Our program will also include our First Place Shakespeare Competition winner, Lucy Mulholland from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, performing her Shakespeare monologue from Much Ado About Nothing and a recitation of Sonnet 74. 

Be sure to mark your calendar for this special occasion, held again at The Grand Street Café.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 12 Noon  Note: Please arrive by 11:45 for seating
Where: Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO.

Price: $35.00 per person
all-inclusive including gratuity

For your convenience, we recommend you pay and reserve your seats online, click here

You may also pay by check, payable to "ESU" to:

Kevin Martin, Treasurer
5241 Reinhardt Dr.
Roeland Park, Kansas 66205

Please make your reservations online or by mail no later than January 11, 2019, or earlier, if possible so we have a good count for the restaurant.

This is an award-winning Sunday Brunch and includes your choice of three entrees from a special Brunch menu, a selection of appetizers, salads, pastries/desserts and your choice of coffee, iced tea or soda (a cash bar for other beverages is optional). 

We hope to see all Kansas City members at our Holiday Brunch and, of course, friends and spouses are welcome to join.

Our Holiday Brunch is a convenient time to hold our ESU Annual Meeting. It will be brief and first on our agenda.

 We hope to see you on January 20, 2019!  Please call Jeff Schnabel at (816) 878-1239 if you have any questions. The entire ESU Board wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please check our website frequently for exciting programs coming in 2019.


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