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Meet the Past with J.C. Nichols

The latest installment of the KC Library's popular TV series, Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III, spotlights the influential developer of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, J.C. Nichols.

Kemper, the Library's director, will hold a public conversation with Nichols as portrayed by historian Bill Worley, who has appeared in previous Meet the Past presentations as Walt Disney, James Naismith, and Tom Pendergast. The presentation will be taped by KCPT-TV for later broadcast.

Developed by Nichols on what once was swampland on the south edge of Kansas City, the Plaza opened in 1923 as the nation's first suburban shopping district. His emphasis on quality construction, beautiful landscaping, and consistency in planning became a template for cities across the country.

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014,
Reception: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30 pm

Where: KC Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.  Truman Forum Auditorium, lower level.

Admission: Free, however, Reservations are required. This is a popular event and will sell out so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible.
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