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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
SC86-1 James M. Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
1891-1941 (bulk 1891-1914)
James M. Greenwood was the leading educator in Kansas City for 40 years (1874-1914). In his tenure as superintendent of schools, he became recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. He was born...
Scarritt Gala Raises Funds For Museum
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association hosts the 2nd annual Corinthian Hall Christmas Gala. Money raised used to preserve Corinthian Hall.
Looking east at Scarritt Point. Also shows East Bottoms and Kansas City Museum.
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...
Sign Positive: Take it Down
October 25, 2006
In the "Publisher's Perspective" column, Michael Bushnell discusses the new sign that was recently put up over the entrance to Corinthian Hall. He considers the sign "just plain ugly, garish, historically...
Six Historic Homes on June 4 Tour
Article about a tour of six residences "within walking distance of the Kansas City Museum. ..3218 Gladstone Boulevard," in the Northeast district.
Smithsonian Link Benefits K. C. Museum
February 5, 2003
Union Station officials have announced the affiliation now with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Union Station Kansas City, Inc. now has privileges to borrow from the Smithsonian collection...
Soprano Star From the 19th Century
September 13, 2006
Description of an exhibit at the Kansas City Museum entitled "Alice Nielson [Nielsen]: Heartland Diva" which opens September 17, 2006 with a live opera recital. Nielsen was an international opera star...
Station Hires Textile Artist to Watch Over KC Museum
January 18, 2006
Union Station officials have selected a new site director for Corinthian Hall at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard. His is local textile artist Christopher Leitch. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Maple...
Steering the Museum Away From Ruin
December 10, 2003
Needed renovation and upkeep for the Kansas City Museum has been absent for several years. Progress is being made toward establishing a new museum steering committee. Article reports on a meeting held...
Task Force Says Tax
May 11, 2005
The Union Station task force report which came out in May hints at moving some Kansas City Museum exhibits to Union Station and moving toward a history focus. A musuem director for Union Station would...
Telling the Stories of History: Corinthian Hall's Face-Lift is Just the Beginning of Its New Life
September 14, 2005
The author of the articles in this series, Jay Smith, is the site director of The Kansas City Museum, coming in January 2005. The column is titled "On History's Doorstep". He states that the restoration...
The History of Corinthian Hall
History of the residence of R. A. Long, built in 1909-1910, also called "Corinthian Hall," and later used as the home of the Kansas City Museum.
The Kansas City Museum
Description of the museum "housing interesting exhibits of natural history and regional history," first opened in 1940, accompanied by a planetarium.
The Museum Comes into Its Own
Photos, illustrations, and article about the Kansas City Museum, "converting [to science and] away from a role of being merely a depository for relics of the past"
The Museum Has Left the Building?/! Board Pulls Plug on History Facility
February 6, 2002
Union Station Kansas City, Inc. released plans for what will become of Corinthian Hall. Plans call for a state of the art conference center on the second and third floors and for the first floor to be...
The New Guy in KC's Past
March 22, 2006
Feature article about Christopher Leitch, the new director of the Kansas City Museum.
The Sword of de Vaca Is Found (Again)
News of the rediscovery of the sword of Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca, reputedly lost on the site of Downtown Kansas City in 1535, recently "located in the recesses of the storage area of the Kansas...
Then and Now: The Fairy Princess
December 1, 2010
Historical overview of Kansas City's Fairy Princess tradition,which began in 1935 at Kline's Department Store. For a 25-cent fee, children could enjoy an in-store visit with the Fairy Princess. The annual...
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