Meet the Past: Historian Bill Worley Portrays J.C. Nichols
Event Sponsors: Kansas City Public Library, William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee, Historic Kansas City
The latest installment of the Library’s popular TV series, Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III, spotlights the influential developer of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, J.C. Nichols. Kemper, the Library’s director, will hold a public conversation with Nichols as portrayed by historian Bill Worley, who has appeared in previous Meet the Past presentations as Walt Disney, James Naismith, and Tom Pendergast.
The presentation will be taped by KCPT-TV for later broadcast. Developed by Nichols on what once was swampland on the south edge of Kansas City, the Plaza opened in 1923 as the nation’s first suburban shopping district. His emphasis on quality construction, beautiful landscaping, and consistency in planning became a template for cities across the country.
Meet the Past: J.C. Nicholas
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Reception: 6 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Major funding for this episode of Meet the Past is provided by the W.T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, Trustee. Co-sponsored by Historic Kansas City.