Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Kansas City Meeting Schedule Announced

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Kansas City Meeting Schedule Announced

Article excerpt

The EAIA heads to the heartland for its annual meeting May 27-30, 2009. Kansas City, founded on the banks of the Missouri River and formally incorporated in 1850, has a rich history. Lewis and Clark explored the area in 1804. The name "Kansas City" first came into use in the late 1800s and reflects the name of the Native American Kansa tribe who once lived in the region, but the city has been known by a number of other names as well, including "Possumtrot," "the Town of Kansas," "Chouteau's Town," "Westport Landing" and "Kawsmouth."

The EAIA meeting's headquarters in Kansas City will be the Overland Park, Marriott, Overland Park, Kansas, where the meeting begins on Wednesday with tailgating in hotel parking lot.

Happily, the EAIA meeting coincides with several remarkable exhibits in Kansas City, the meeting's host city, and our schedule will allow us to visit them all. On Thursday, we set out for our visit to the Linda Library Singuhr Beauty, the Golden Age of the Simple Microscope featuring 127 instruments from the collection of EAIA member Raymond V Giordano will be on display at the Linda Hall Library The focus of Singular Beauty is the portable single-lens microscope. They'll be a box lunch at the library, and then we will visit the Toy & Miniature Museum to view Laborer, Craftsman, Artist: 300 Tears of Fine Tools, an exploration of three hundred years of precision tools used to create miniatures. …

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