Priests of Pallas Exhibit, July 13 - Sept.14
"Here Comes Athena: A Representation of Kansas City in the Priests of Pallas" examines the Priests of Pallas Parade from its inception in 1887 to its decline in 1912.
Miller Nichols Library Dean's Gallery, 2nd floor
July 13 - September 14, 2012
Opening reception July 13 at 3:00
Evolving with the city itself, the parade became a reflection of the social and economic construction of Kansas City. Like many other nineteenth century street parades the Priests of Pallas was a vehicle used by the town’s wealthy and business elite to manipulate the commercial and social environment of Kansas City at the turn of the century.
The exhibition is conceived and created by UMKC student Sarah LeRoy as part of her Master of Arts degree in History with an emphasis in Public History from the UMKC Department of History.