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Leaving a Family Legacy

Donor Spotlights: How Others Have Supported the Museum

Posted: February 19, 2014 - 11:50am

A view unlike any other in the city is what Mr. John Dillingham and his family can expect when sitting on the bench they have sponsored at the National World War I Museum. Mr. Dillingham describes the family’s decision to sponsor the bench on the park grounds as a “family legacy.” One of his proudest moments will be when his grandchildren can stop by their family’s bench during field trips to the Museum, hoping that this special connection will instill a deep bond with the Museum.  Read More

R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.(1927-2014)

Kansas City Mourns Loss of Philanthropist

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 12:24pm

R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. , one of the most charismatic philanthropists and leaders in the history of Kansas City, passed away on Jan. 2, 2014. “The National World War I Museum and the entire Kansas City region mourn the loss of Mr. Kemper.” said National World War I Museum President and CEO Matthew Naylor. “As a veteran, he recognized the importance of educating and remembering the lessons learned from war. He is directly responsible for drastic improvements in this region and his overwhelming support for the Museum and Kansas City was nothing short of incredible.”   Read More