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Public Engagement

We make use of the rich history available to us here in Kansas City.

Through our public programming, UMKC faculty and students help facilitate connections and conversations between scholars, students, K-12 educators, historical and cultural institutions, and the broad public.  Our diverse communities here in Kansas City serve as our bridges to a wider world.

Some of our programs have included:

Richard D. McKinzie Lecture Series
Crossroads of Conflict
The Border Wars Project
Wide Open Town Project
Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights
Love in the Age of Hitler
Interpreting Slavery Workshop for Museum Educators

Our Department is also the proud host for the Center for Midwestern Studies: an intellectual hub for cultural organizations, K-12 educators, students, and members of the public interested in the history and culture of our region. Its mission is to encourage and disseminate innovative research, teaching, and public programming about the American Midwest