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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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Friends of Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall Proposes Merger with Union Station
June 22, 2011
Friends of the Kansas City Museum board members hope to strengthen the organization through a proposed merger with Union Station Kansas City, Inc. The agreement calls for the Friends group to become a...
Future of Kansas City Museum Still Unclear
July 17, 2013
Part one of a two part series examining the future of the Kansas City Museum and its relationship with Union Station Kansas City (USKC). This installment reports on the firing of the museum's director,...
Hughes Photograph Collection Finding Aid
This collection of amateur quality snapshots show familiar local landmarks like Union Station, the Kansas City Museum, Swope Park, etc. Also included are a few from the Kansas City, Kansas area.
July 1-7, 2004
Article examines the possibility that the Kansas City Museum, located in Corinthian Hall (3218 Gladstone Boulevard), does not receive a portion of its Kansas City tax levy. In 2003, this amounted to $1.3...
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...
Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis
Book includes a short history of Union Station as a railroad station and as a reburished city attraction.
Museum Collection in Storage Shuffle: Managing Collection and Archives of the Kansas City Museum Accommodates Master Plan
April 10, 2002
Article details information about the location and storage of the collections kept by Union Station Kansas City Inc. Gay Clemenson, Collections Manager, is featured and quoted. Many items are now stored...
Museum Contract Formalizes Contact
July 4, 2007
The city of Kansas City, Missouri, and Union Station Kansas City, Inc. (USKC)--the management group for Union Station and the Kansas City Museum--have agreed to a new 20-year management contract. In recent...
Museum Plan Draws Fire from North Area
Map, illustration, and article about the controversy surrounding the "proposal to increase the Kansas City museum tax" for "operation of a proposed science museum at Union Station" with revenues only planned...
October 12, 2005
It has become apparent that the newly hired Kansas City Museum Director, Jay Smith, has been let go from his position effective October 23, 2005. He had been there only eight months. Article discusses...
New Government Structure Allows for More Focus on Corinthian Hall
Article explains the new governing system that has been formed called Union Station Kansas City. It will unify the management of Union Station, Science City and the Kansas City Museum. It is hoped that...
File contains brochures and articles about Science City located in Union Station and part of the Kansas City Museum.
Science City Creator Moves to D. C.
News about the relocation to Washington, D. C. in 2000 of David Ucko, "president of the Kansas City Museum" since about 1989 and creator of Science City, "Kansas City's first major science center." Related...
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