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Postcards-The Original Social Media: Focus on Kansas City’s Iconic Sites

Join Jackson County Executive Director, Steve Noll, in picturing the original social media blitz of the late 1800s and early 1900s…in the form of postcards. Historical postcards offer a glimpse into the past, both in the handwritten message on the back and the mass produced picture on the front. They were the original form of “social media” that equates to our modern Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of fast communication. Enjoy viewing images of five of Kansas City’s most iconic venues drawn from the personal collection of Steve Noll. 

This program is presented in partnership between the Jackson County Historical Society and Jackson County Parks+Rec. The Brady Courtroom History Programs are free and open to the general public. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended by sending and e-mail to; or, by calling (816) 503.4860.

Jackson County’s Historic Truman Courthouse

Brady Courtroom, 2nd Floor

112 W. Lexington Avenue, Independence, MO 64050

1 - 2 pm - Lecture and Book Signing to follow 

2:15 - 3 pm - Building/Art Gallery Tour (optional)