Who paid for the World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, anyway?

A history of the Liberty Memorial Association says the organization “raised” $102 million for the restoration and expansion of the monument that recognizes the sacrifices of World War I veterans. But given the level of public support, “received” might be a more appropriate verb.

Researching this week’s feature story, I identified more than $87 million in funding from the city, the state and the U.S. government. The most substantial burden fell on taxpayers in Kansas City, Missouri.

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