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January 2020

WWI and the Introduction of the Fossil Fuel Era

January 22, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Of the many transitions that World War I marked for human civilization, its role as the gateway to an energy-intensive life might be the most far-reaching. Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.

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February 2020

Women on the Nile in the “Golden Age” of Travel

February 6, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

People have been traveling to Egypt for millennia, but the "Golden Age" of tourism for Westerners began in the mid-19th century. Because many of the travelers were men, we focus much more on them than on women who took holidays on the Nile. Their experience was different than that of their male counterparts.

In this talk, Kathleen Sheppard will focus on many of these women and their experiences traveling to Egypt. When should they go? Who should they travel with? What could they do and see? What could they expect to find? And the evergreen question: What should they pack?

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Second Saturday Conversation: Coffee with the Curators

February 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Join Jason Dean and Amelia Nelson from 11:00 a.m. to noon for a gallery talk on their exhibition, Gifts of the Nile. The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater will be open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Linda Hall Library Film Series – Concussion

February 10, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

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The Geologic History of the Greater Kansas City Area—Every Rock has a Story to Tell

February 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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First program of a four-part series with Dr. Richard Gentile, Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The lectures are presented in partnership with the UMKC Department of Geosciences.

Please note that separate registrations are required for individual programs in this series.

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