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The Rock Ledge Along the Missouri River That Gave Birth to Kansas City, Missouri

March 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A four-part series presented in partnership with the
University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Geosciences.

Separate registrations are required for individual programs in this series.

Register for Free E-tickets


The speaker

Dr. Richard Gentile’s major research interest is the geology and paleontology of Missouri and eastern Kansas. He authored the book, Rocks and fossils of the Central United States with special emphasis on the Greater Kansas City area, and has taught a vertebrate fossil collecting course in the Badlands, South Dakota for 20 seasons. His present project is, The Traveling Geology Exhibit that through wall illustrations and fossil specimens reconstructs the geologic history of the Greater Kansas City area. Professor Gentile was born, raised and educated in Missouri. He began teaching geology courses at UMKC in 1966, retiring in 1999 but continued to teach until a replacement was hired in 2002. He received the BA and MA degrees in geology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a PhD in geology from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required. Separate registrations are required for individual programs in this series. See the link below to register for the final lecture. Seating is limited.

Live stream option

If you are unable to attend the lecture in person, you can watch a live broadcast from the Library’s Facebook page or via livestream.com


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.

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This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


March 10, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Linda Hall Library
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Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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