ESU In Kansas City 100 Years Ago

ESU Kansas City Centennial Celebration--Brunch & Lecture Program Presented by Historic Kansas City
By: English-Speaking Union, Kansas City Branch
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ESU Lecture Program and Brunch January 20, 2019 at 12 Noon
ESU Lecture Program and Brunch January 20, 2019 at 12 Noon
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jan. 14, 2019 - PRLog -- The Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union and Historic Kansas City will host a special lecture program to launch the 100th anniversary celebration of ESU in Kansas City.

The public is invited to attend this special program on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 12 noon. What did Kansas City look like 100 years ago when the ESU Kansas City Branch was formed? The architecture, street scenes, neighborhoods, fashion and local government have drastically changed during those 100 years.

Our program will feature two experts on Kansas City history, Annette Thomas and Nancy Powell, both are volunteers with the nonprofit organization, Historic Kansas City. Founded in 1974, Historic Kansas City is the only organization in KC dedicated to the preservation of the area's architectural heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment.

Ms. Powell has prepared a visually stunning selection of photos from Kansas City's past and Ms.  Thomas will describe how Kansas City looked around 1920 when the ESU was a new, nonprofit organization. Kansas City's architectural and cultural heritage is legendary and they will show us through historic photos how life in Kansas City was vastly different than today.

This is a wonderful opportunity for ESU members and the public to step back in time and watch the rich history of Kansas City pass before your eyes.

The lecture program also includes a wonderful brunch at Grand Street Café. This is an award-winning Sunday Brunch and includes a choice of three entrees from a special Brunch menu, a selection of appetizers, salads, pastries/desserts and choice of coffee, iced tea or soda (a cash bar for other beverages is optional).

Our program will also include ESU Kansas City's First Place Shakespeare Competition winner, Lucy Mulholland from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, performing her Shakespeare monologue from Much Ado About Nothing and a recitation of Sonnet 74.

When: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm. Note: Please arrive by 11:45 am for seating
Where: Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, MO.

Price: $35.00 per person, all-inclusive including gratuity

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Don't miss this special lecture program presented by The English-Speaking Union, Kansas City Branch. The public is invited.

About—The English-Speaking Union
Founded in 1920, The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU) is a non-profit, educational organization that employs the English language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, teachers and its members. The ESU strives to inspire common bonds—person-to-person, one conversation, one presentation, and one exchange at a time. The ESU carries out its work through a network of more than 60 branches in the U.S. and affiliates in the United Kingdom and 54 other countries, sponsoring a variety of language and educational programs. The Kansas City Branch of the ESU was also founded in 1920 and will celebrate its 100 centennial next year. Members of the ESU Kansas City Branch set English into action locally in Kansas City and nationally by participating in a variety of educational, cultural and social events which help support its scholarship, international exchange and speaker programs. Learn more at

About—Historic Kansas City
Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the area's heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment. Through advocacy, public policy, outreach and educational programming, HKC is an advocate for, and participant in, the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. The organization is financed through memberships, corporate and foundation gifts and public grants. HKC maintains a professional staff guided by a Board of Directors.Learn more at

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