Missouri bicentennial. 200 years of history, images of faces

KPL Bicentennial Programming

August 10, 2021, will mark the two hundredth anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state to enter the United States. Places all over the state will be celebrating the Missouri bicentennial, find out more on the state’s website. Kirkwood Public Library has a rich history in the community. The library itself is over 90 years old, and the city of Kirkwood is 150 years old. Our goal for our Bicentennial projects is to highlight some of the struggles and achievements both Kirkwood and the State of Missouri have endured, while looking toward a bold future full of hope for all our residents. Stay tuned for more programming as 2021 continues!

We need Kirkwood Stories. Go to www.kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/bicentennial to submitWe need your stories!

We’re putting together a Passport to Kirkwood Program, highlighting the organizations, people, businesses that shape the Kirkwood Community, today and through the past. We will host an interactive map on this page, with audio links to the different spots in the community that share a story. Part oral history, part outdoor walking or driving tour, this program would highlight both where we’ve come from and where we plan to go.  But in order to put this together, we need your stories!

What are we looking for? Stories that are 2-4 minutes in length, highlighting the community. It could be a story about the first time you rode the train, or a story about a place in Kirkwood that’s near to your heart. If you’re a history buff, it could be a short story about the history of a location in Kirkwood!  If you think you have an awesome story to share, fill out the form below – and feel free to share with others you think would have great stories to tell.

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This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.