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Open House: Celebrating the Centennial of Native Son Walter Cronkite’s Birth

"We Came in Peace..." was created by artist-in-residence Eric Fuson and funded by Commerce Bank. It was dedicated November 4, 2016. Eric Fuson, Missouri Western artist-in-residence, and Corky Marquart, Commerce Bank Market President and CEO. Missouri Western president Dr. Robert Vartbedian addresses the crowd. Walter Cronkite was born November [...]

November 5th, 2016|Past Event|0 Comments

“And That’s The Way It Is: Cronkite’s Journey” at Union Station – July 11, 2016

On July 11, 2016, Missouri Western State University and the Walter Cronkite Memorial debuted "And That's The Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. "And That's the Way It Is: Cronkite's Journey" includes three parts: "Harry & Walter" explores the parallel lives of Missouri’s celebrated native sons President Harry S. [...]

September 9th, 2016|Past Event|0 Comments

“Harry & Walter: Missouri’s Native Sons” at the Truman Library – May 8, 2016

The Truman Library hosted a presentation of "Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons." The 25-minute live production, offers a glimpse into the personal and professional lives of two of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Created as part of the Walter Cronkite Memorial experience, the production chronicles the intersecting lives of Truman and [...]

September 8th, 2016|Past Event|0 Comments

Phase III Dedication – November 2015

The third phase of the Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University opened to the public in November 2015. Phase III included the unveiling of a replica of the newsroom from which Cronkite anchored the CBS Evening News and the debut of the live multimedia production, "Harry & Walter: Missouri's Native Sons."

September 7th, 2016|Past Event|0 Comments

Phase III of Walter Cronkite Memorial Now Open to the Public

November 10, 2015 With special guests in attendance that included Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Corporation, and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Missouri Western State University formally opened a third phase of the Walter Cronkite Memorial during a dedication ceremony Nov. 9. The evening also included the premiere of a new live multimedia [...]

September 6th, 2016|Past Event|0 Comments

Memorial Dedication and Luncheon – November 4, 2013

The Walter Cronkite Memorial opened to the public on November 4, 2013 with a dedication ceremony and luncheon.

September 3rd, 2016|Past Event|0 Comments


We would like to hear about your visit to the Walter Cronkite Memorial. Leave a comment below and let us know about your experience. What others have been saying: Read an in-depth review about the memorial by Chicago journalist Robert Feder: “I also was in awe when I visited the school a couple of [...]

August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments