Growing up with Walt: Stories of Kansas CityBuy Tickets
Date & TimeSat, Mar 17 | 1pm
Cost$25 members | $20 student and youth members | $35 non-members | $30 student and youth non-members
Everyone knows Walt Disney as the innovator whose dream brought about one of the most successful and renowned companies of our time. Before he got there however, he was just a struggling artist trying to make his way in Kansas City, Missouri. Join Dan Viets, President of Thank You Walt Disney, Inc., as he discusses the impact Walt’s youth in Kansas City had on his future career, the trials Walt went through while trying to get his business off the ground, and the importance of preserving that oft-forgotten history of Walt’s time in Kansas City.
About the Speaker
Dan Viets is co-author of the book, Walt Disney’s Missouri: The Roots of a Creative Genius, published by The Kansas City Star. Viets has also contributed to several books and museum exhibitions about Walt’s life and work. He lectures about Walt Disney’s Missouri connections for the Missouri Humanities Council. He is President of Thank You Walt Disney, Inc., the not-for-profit organization which owns and is in the process of preserving and restoring the building where Walt Disney’s first professional film studio, Laugh-O-gram Films, operated in Kansas City, Missouri.
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