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      Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962 in Kansas City


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      December 25, 2018

      Tuesday  10:00 AM (daily until January 6, 2019)

      5235 Oak Street
      Kansas City, Missouri 64112

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      Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962

      Marble playing ruled playgrounds for much of the twentieth century. Requiring only a handful of marbles and a patch of dirt, the game crossed all economic and social barriers. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) created a national marble tournament to positively influence young boys and re-engage WWII and Korean War veterans in civilian life. The tournament, an annual event for 14 years, was a life-changing experience for the thousands of kids who participated. Playing for Keeps tells the firsthand stories of the players alongside their souvenirs, trophies, and marble memorabilia. Learn their stories and then knuckle down to experience the thrill of the game in a regulation-size marble ring.

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      This event repeats daily until January 6, 2019: Dec 18, Dec 19, Dec 20

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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