Walter Cronkite Memorial

4525 Downs Drive,Spratt Hall, St. Joseph, MO 64507 - United States




Free Everyday

The 5,000 square-foot memorial features exhibits that tell the story of Cronkite's legendary career with CBS news, as well as details about his personal life and passions. It is located in the Spratt Hall Atrium at Missouri Western State University. Admission is always free.

The Walter Cronkite Memorial was the vision of Dr. Robert Vartabedian, former 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.


CBS Newsroom Replica Photo Gallery
On November 9, 2015 Missouri Western State University officially opened Phase III of the Walter Cronkite Memorial. Phase III includes a replica of the newsroom from which Cronkite broadcast the news as it appeared in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Combining replicas as well as actual artifacts, the newsroom gives visitors the opportunity to sit behind a news desk like Cronkite’s and have their photo taken.

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