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...
Walter Cronkite

About Walter

Explore a timeline of Walter's greatest lifetime achievements. MORE

Walter Cronkite

About the Memorial

Read about the displays you'll see when you visit the Cronkite Memorial. MORE

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.
December 24 and 31: 9 a.m. - noon
Closed Easter, Christmas and New Years 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