- Located at the corner of 8th & Joplin Streets, Joplin Memorial Hall stands as a memorial to the men and women of Joplin who served in the armed services. The Robert S. Thurman Post of the American Legion spearheaded the community support for construction of the Hall in July of 1923. By September 12, 1924, on National Defense Day, the City and hundreds from the community celebrated a cornerstone laying ceremony remembering those who fought for freedom for the United States and for people of other countries. Dedication and opening ceremonies were celebrated in October 1925. Today, Joplin Memorial Hall prides itself on welcoming a wide variety of events from formal auctions to circuses, from premier entertainers to family-oriented arts performances. With concert seating of 2800 and an open floor plan, Joplin Memorial Hall is perfect for various types of events for our community and four states residents. The Hall welcomes concerts, conventions, fundraisers, and other community events to enhance the quality of life for all area residents. For more information about Joplin Memorial Hall, including upcoming events, rental inquiries, and general information, please call or email.