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Staff Pick | Kansas City postcard exhibit

Updated: 2013-01-06T01:53:24Z

By STACY DOWNS

The Kansas City Star

We’re fans of postcards — H+H even held a “Summer of Postcard Love” in 2012 exchanging them by snail mail. So we were delighted to hear about the Kansas City Public Library’s “Greetings from Kansas City” exhibit starting this month.

The exhibit is comprised of 200 locally made postcards in the library’s collection from the ‘30s and ‘40s divided into three categories:

Business and Industry: factories, the stockyards, trains and trolleys

History and Heritage: local monuments, cityscapes, the American Royal

Entertainment, Arts and Culture: museums, theaters, parks and boulevards

Eli Paul, manager of the library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections, will tell the stories behind the postcards in a reception and program 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Reservations can be made at KCLibrary.org or by calling 816-701-3407.

To reach Stacy Downs, House + Home editor and writer, call 816-234-4780 or send email to sdowns@kcstar.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/stacykc.

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