For those of you that are in the Kansas City area this weekend, there are a couple of events at the National World War I Museum and Memorial that may be of interest.
On Saturday, a family event–Story Time:
Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.
Story Time: FArTHER
Join Museum educators for this family-friendly event, where we will craft and read Grahame Baker-Smith’s captivating and beautiful illustrated WWI-era story about a son and his father’s dreams of flying. Participants can create a simple wood model biplane afterward. RSVP requested, $4 for craft | J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby
And for those of you who still haven’t had enough of Presidential politics, a chance to see how it was done 100 years ago with committee member Dennis Cross:
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
In the Know: Razor-Thin Victory: 1916 Presidential Campaign
Join Dennis Cross for this timely In the Know as we look at the tight race between Woodrow Wilson and Charles Evans Hughes in the presidential election of 1916. When he was first elected in 1912, Wilson commented to a friend “it would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs.” Four years later fate had intervened, and he was running for re-election on the slogan “He Kept Us Out of War.”
FREE with RSVP | Edward Jones Research Center