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MCH Book Award

The companion volume, Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era was the winner of the 2019 Book Award from the Missouri Conference on History.

Book Launch Event

A signing and launch event for the book, Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era was held at Plaza Library on Jan. 8, 2019.

JCHS Award

The Jackson County Historical Society presented the Library and The Pendergast Years with the Digital History award at its annual banquet in January 2019.

Radio Appearance

Jason Roe stopped by the studios of KCUR to discuss his essay on General Hospital No.2 and the broader Pendergast project, including the published volume. Time stamp: 36:25

Facebook Live

Project staff discuss the launch of the website with the Library's social media manager on Facebook Live.

The Boss Bash

The Friends of the Library and Tom's Town Distilling Co. hosted the Boss Bash to promote The Pendergast Years and engage people with the entertaining history of this era.

Website Launch

The website launched on Feb. 28, 2018 with a presentation by historian Jon Taylor about Harry's Truman's relationship to the Pendergast Machine.

C-SPAN Cities Tour

Digital History Specialist Jason Roe spoke with C-SPAN during their 2017 Cities Tour to discuss the (then-forthcoming) Pendergast Years website.

Podcast Appearances

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.