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A Great Wealth of Good Will
July 29, 2006
Article about developments at the Kansas City Museum. New director, Christopher Leitch, hopes to use Kansas City residents' happy memories of visits to Corinthian Hall to build up the museum and forge...
A KC Museum Revamp
December 20, 2007
The Kansas City Museum will close on January 7, 2008, and not reopen until 2010 or later. The museum, known as Corinthian Hall, and the carriage house will get new windows and doors and be cleared of lead...
Andi Udris, Museum Killer
June 8, 2005
Article in the paper's "Publisher's Perspective" column concerning the recent appointment of Andi Udris as Union Station CEO. Michael Bushnell gives his opinion of the appointment and of what he considers...
July 21, 2004
Recently a harness cart used by Loula Long Combs was uncovered in the Longview Farms show barn as reconstruction work was happening there. The Friends of the Kansas City Museum plan on using this cart...
Conference Rooms=Exhibit Rooms?/!
The city architect's department sponsored proposed restoration for Corinthian Hall with International Architects Atelier, Inc. drawing the plans.. Tom Bean is City Architect and is quoted in the article....
Description and history of the Robert Alexander Long house, Corinthian Hall, in Kansas City at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard. Built in 1909-1920 and designed by Henry F. Hoit, the house became the Kansas City...
Corinthian Hall Is On the Rebound
July 21, 2014
Update on the continuing renovations to Corinthian Hall, home of the Kansas City Museum. To date, $10 million has been spent refurbishing the home and its surrounding buildings, including new roofing,...
Corinthian Hall: An American Palace on Gladstone
Description of the design and construction of the R. A. Long residence, known as "Corinthian Hall," before becoming the Kansas City Museum.
October 31-November 6, 2013
Article that summarizes the ongoing problems associated with the running of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall by Union Station. A brief history of the museum's establishment is provided. The merger...
Do You Know What You Have?
A guest commentary in which the author explains the beginning guiding principles for the museum and how important it is to keep funding available for the continued use of Corinthian Hall.
From the Store to Corinthian Hall
The Kansas City Museum has a new manager. He is Patrick Matthews and the article includes his photo and his plans for the museum.
Guest Commentary - Corinthian Hall Capital Improvements
The author is Manager of Collections and Research for Union Station Kansas City, Inc. and explains in this guest editorial the position taken on the future of Corinthian Hall by those involved in its operation....
Half Million Down, Eleven and a Half Million to Go
Article indicates that Kansas City has agreed to allocate $500,000 toward the restoration of Corinthian Hall.
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View of entrance (south side) of museum, probably taken in early spring.
Kansas City Museum Repairs Authorized
June 8, 2005
The firm of MTS Contracting, Inc., has currently started work on cleaning the outside of Corinthian Hall. The amount of money approved by the Kansas City City Council for this repair project to the building...
Kansas City Museum’s Future in Flux
July 15, 2013
Article on the uncertainty surrounding the management of the Kansas City Museum. “The museum’s advisory board is considering a new business plan that rests on breaking the management contract with...
Last Day at the Kansas City Museum
January 9, 2008
Article and photos of the last day of events held at the Kansas City Museum before it closes its doors to visitors and undergoes a $2 million renovation. The facility is not expected to reopen until late-2009...
Let Building's History Shine, Board Urges
July 9, 2005
The Kansas City Museum Advisory Board has issued a report recommending that Corinthian Hall should be renovated and restored to its early 20th century appearance. While it would still serve as a museum,...
Loula Long Combs: Northeast's "Reining" Queen
Feature article on Loula Long Combs, famous horsewoman who was the daughter of Robert A. Long, founder of the Long-Bell Lumber Company. Included with the article are photographs of her and some of her...
Museum Management Changes Policy
After cutting back on the open hours, Corinthian Hall will now be open its former hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 to 4:30, and on Sunday from noon to 4:30. Kansas City Museum President David Ucko...
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