One of my favorite things to do is to talk about Kansas City's oldest and most interesting neighborhoods.
Here are some of my upcoming presentations.
Kansas City Marriott Plaza
Junior League of Kansas City Headquarters
Country Club Christian Church
I treat each presentation event as unique – its contents targeted to the interests of the audience, and its format tailored to the needs of the host organization. Constructing a new presentation every time keeps the material fresh for me, and unique for the audience. The following are a small sampling of past presentations.
Lost Images of Brookside – a collection of rarely or never seen images of businesses and buildings in Brookside
Brookside: Not Fit for Print! – images and stories not included in The Brookside Story: Shops of Every Necessary Character
Brookside: A Community of Commerce – a look at how the mix of shops and services in Brookside has changed over the years to meet the community’s needs
Building Brookside – an exploration of the development of Brookside by JC Nichols and the Nichols Company
The Road to Waldo – the road played by the Santa Fe Trail, the coming of the railroads to Kansas City and other early influences helped shape the development of Waldo
Piecing Together the Past – using research from the Brookside and Waldo books as a basis, a review of how small bits of information on maps, in advertising and other unlikely places can help construct the history of a community.
The Country Club District: Planned for Permanence – examples of the pioneering community building methods of J.C. Nichols and the Nichols Company