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A few words from Scott Pelley...

Scott Pelley, CBS Evening News anchor, addresses the Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University.

The Walter Cronkite Memorial was the vision of Dr. Robert Vartabedian, President of Missouri Western State University, to create a fitting memorial to St. Joseph’s beloved native son and one of the most important and trusted voices in our country’s history. Read more...
The Walter Cronkite Memorial received the 2014 Governor’s Spotlight Award for Tourism.
The Walter Cronkite Memorial was named a "Midwest Treasure" in the November/December 2014 issue of AAA Midwest Traveler, whose circulation includes Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Indiana.

Walter Cronkite

About Walter

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Walter Cronkite

About the Memorial

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Walter Cronkite

Meet the Artists

Meet the talented people who brought the Cronkite Memorial to life. MORE

Walter Cronkite


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When to Visit

Our hours of operation:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
July 4: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
December 24, 31: 9 a.m. - noon
Closed: Easter, Christmas, New Year's Day

Where We Are

We look forward to your visit.

Missouri Western State University - Spratt Hall Atrium
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
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Contact Us

How can we assist you?

Phone: (816) 271-4100
Fax: (816) 271-5922

Wheelchair Accessible Closed-Captioning
Exhibits are wheelchair accessible and closed-captioned.