The Walter Cronkite Memorial, a tribute to the famed news anchor who was born in St. Joseph, is located in Spratt Hall Atrium at Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive. The Memorial includes several wall displays devoted to all aspects of his life, from his childhood and family to his time at the anchor desk and his passion for NASA’s Space Program. There are interactive kiosks dedicated to his news broadcasts and self-narrated stories about his life. In honor of Cronkite’s 1944 perilous flight into enemy-occupied Holland as a war correspondent, a replica of the WWII Waco Combat Glider he flew on is suspended from the ceiling. The memorial also contains a display of items from his life and career and a replica of Cronkite's 1970 newsroom where you can sit at his desk and take your picture.For Walter Cronkite Memorial and beyond, use our Saint Joseph holiday planner to get the most from your Saint Joseph vacation.
Admission to the Memorial is free. For large group tours or field trips, please make arrangements by calling (816) 271-4100. The Memorial is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Memorial is closed on major holidays.
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Walter Cronkite was a St. Joe resident. He is honored with a free memorial at Missouri Western State University in Spratt Hall. The memorial covers his whole career, including videos of many historic.... more
Walter Cronkite was a St. Joe resident. He is honored with a free memorial at Missouri Western State University in Spratt Hall. The memorial covers his whole career, including videos of many historic.... more »
Housed in a building on the Western Missouri university campus, the memorial documents the contributions of St Joseph’s favorite son. Only the older crowd will remember Cronkite as a steadfast...
Housed in a building on the Western Missouri university campus, the memorial documents the contributions of St Joseph’s favorite son. Only the older crowd will remember Cronkite as a steadfast... more »
Fantastic museum dedicated to an American icon. Features the CBS studio where Mr. Cronkite delivered the nightly news along with his personal and professional history. Of you're a Cronkite fan, allow hours because you can become fully engulfed in history. Highly recommend
The Walter Cronkite memorial was very cool I didn't know they had such a thing. Being that I live 4 hours away it's going to be kind of hard to have the rest of my children see what I saw. I hope the pictures do justice for everybody that sees this post.
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