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A Culture Lives On in Dyer Collection
February 1, 2004
This article describes the Dyer Collection of Indian artifacts currently owned by the Kansas City Musuem. The collection was amassed by Col. Daniel B. Dyer and his wife Ida during the late 19th century....
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...
A Postcard from Old Kansas City
Photo and text about the postcard and the R.A. Long mansion.
A Treasure Hunt Full of Thrills
Article about the Kansas City Museum's educational program.
A Vast Museum Expansion Plan
Story about the elaborate and extensive additions to the Kansas City Museum at the R. A. Long estate, proposed by the museum's founding director, John Ripley Forbes, or John Forbes.
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...
Brighter Outlook at Union Station
December 22, 2010
“The balance sheet as of the end of October showed a positive cash flow of more than $1.5 million and pointed to a robust end-of-the-year surplus – a first for the station that only managed to break...
Byway Committee Secures Museum Gatehouse
The Cliff Drive Scenic Byway Committee will soon be attempting to secure and restore the caretaker's residence which is on the east side of the Kansas City Museum. This two story bungalow will become an...
C. C. Swallow
Head and shoulders view of C. C. Swallow.
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...
City Severs Management Contract with Union Station
December 11, 2013
On December 5th the Kansas City Council passed a unanimous vote to sever a 20-year management agreement with Union Station Kansas City, Inc. As of May 1, 2014, the city's Parks and Recreation Department...
Closed Church's History Saved
July 28, 2011
The Kansas City Museum received a significant donation of records and artifacts from the historic Melrose United Methodist Church located at Windsor and Bales avenues in the Northeast community. The church...
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. ..Museum Director Says Fears Are Unfounded
Article about the projected symbiotic relationship between the Kansas City Museum and Science City in raising funds for each other.
Corinthian Hall Dispute Settled
June 28, 2007
It appears that Union Station will continue to manage the Kansas City Museum and will receive the museum levy revenue of close to $1.4 million. "The station will concede to the city the trademark 'Kansas...
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.
Current Management Paradigm Spells Doom For Museum
May 5, 2004
Part of the "Publisher's Perspective" column. Editorial on the fate of the Kansas City Musuem, its ties to Union Station Kansas City, Inc. and ways that it can be saved. Includes three suggestions: sever...
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