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Second Saturday Conversation: Coffee with the Curator

March 9, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Left: Remnant of a 1920s airmail navigation arrow near Haysville, Kansas. Photograph by Eric Ward. Right: Samuel Langley’s unpiloted Aerodrome 5 catapults from a houseboat on May 6, 1896, over the Potomac River. Photo credit: Manly, Charles. “Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight: Part II, 1897 to 1903.” Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, vol. 27, no. 3, Smithsonian Institution, 1911.
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The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater will be open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.

The gallery talk

Join Eric Ward, the Library’s Vice President for Public Programming, from 11:00 a.m. to noon for a curator’s talk on his latest exhibition, Flying Machines: A History of Early Aviation. In a 30-minute lecture in the Library’s auditorium, Eric will highlight his five favorite items on display. He will then lead a half-hour walking tour though the galleries.

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter. Doors open at 10 a.m.


March 9, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Eric Ward


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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