March 11, 2016

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.

The Walter Cronkite Memorial honors St. Joseph’s native son with interactive kiosks, photographs, video, a replica of Cronkite’s CBS newsroom, and a multimedia performance highlighting the legendary journalist’s broadcast career.

Admission to the Memorial is free. For large group tours or field trips, please make arrangements by calling (816) 271-4100.

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed Easter, Independence Day, and Missouri Western State University scheduled breaks

2020 Scheduled Breaks:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 1/20/20
  • Spring Break: 3/8/20 – 3/15/20
  • Memorial Day: 5/25/20
  • Labor Day: 9/7/20
  • Fall Break: 11/22/20 – 11/29/20
  • Winter Break: 12/24/20 – 1/3/20

Please note that the Memorial will be closed whenever the University is closed for inclement weather.

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