The son of a Kentucky dirt farmer, R.A. Long established himself as a captain of industry after moving to Kansas City in 1891. His Long-Bell Lumber Company provided materials for many building projects—including Corinthian Hall, the R.A. Long Building, and Longview Farm—also made possible by his wealth. His civic leadership included support for building Liberty Memorial, which now houses the National World War I Museum.
A student of R.A. Long, Tim Sullivan leads this illustrated presentation on the man, his career, and his impact on Kansas City history on Sunday, July 20, at 2 p.m. in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Sullivan is president of the R.A. Long Historical Society, established in 2006.
This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Admission is free. Complete the form below or call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending. (angelakille)