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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
There Is No Limit: Architecture and Sculpture in Kansas City
Description of the architecture of the museum, originally the residence of R. A. Long, and the career of its architect, E. M. Price.
They Had a Dream
This article gives the history of the Kansas City Museum. According to the article it was Olive Hoggins, who in 1939, became the first woman with the idea of turning the R. A. Long mansion into a museum....
This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story
December 22, 2013
Interview with Carol Jean Barta, Kansas City's most senior Fairy Princess. Barta discusses Christmas displays in downtown department stores in the 1950s, her costume, and how she became a Fairy Princess...
Tiaras and Tenderness
November 18, 2006
Article describes new, updated Fairy Princess who now appears both at the Kansas City Museum and Zona Rosa. The Fairy Princess tradition was revived by the Museum in 1987.
Trouble Brings Loss of Status
September 1, 2007
The American Association of Museums has denied professional accreditation to Union Station citing "no track record of financial stability." Station officials acknowledge that the lack of accreditation...
Turner's Turning Point For Museum
March 17, 2004
Turner White, CEO of Union Station Kansas City, Inc., believes that issues concerning Corinthian Hall need to be addressed. Article lists some of the improvements currently underway. Dr. Bill Worley has...
Two Down, 21 To Go
The Friends of the Kansas City Museum want to see the 23 carriages of Loula Long Combs restored and on display in her carriage house behind 3218 Gladstone Boulevard. Two women in period costume and two...
Two KC Sites Beat Goals for Attendance
December 12, 2003
Report that attendance at Union Station/Science City and the Kansas City Museum was up for 2003.
ca. 1920 - 1971
The folder contains train time tables for 1957, 1964, and 1970; a Fred Harvey sale brochure, 1937, which includes a history of the Westport Room in the station as well as the mural located there; a brochure...
Union Station Finance Plan Hits Roadblock
May 14, 2004
Article reviews Union Station's financial problems and states, "It appears increasingly likely Union Station will not get the additional taxpayer support it wants and will have to develop other alternatives...
Union Station Money Approved
September 9, 2004
The Bistate Commission voted 6-2 to give Union Station $1.3 million for rail and dinosaur exhibits and for the reopening of the planetarium.
Union Station Museum Levy--November 8: Vote Yes!
Announcement of a vote for a levy facilitating the placement of a "Science Museum at Union Station," connected with the Kansas City Museum, with photo.
Ward Hunt Collection Finding Aid
The photographs in the Ward Hunt Collection feature a number of images of famous personalities such as Sophie Tucker, Hedy Lamarr, and Jimmy Stewart, as well as local celebrities such as broadcaster Randall...
What's Hot: KC's Royal Holiday Tradition
December 17, 2003
In 1935, the Kline's Department Store began the tradition of the Fairy Princess at Christmastime. This continued until 1970. In 1986, The Kansas City Museum resumed the Fairy Princess holiday tradition....
When Is a Museum Not a Museum
March 14, 2007
Northeast area state representative John Burnett has "filed a piece of legislation to bar any train stations from using the mil levy set up in 1978 to fund The Kansas City Museum." Article gives information...
Windows, Doors, and Air
September 26, 2007
Photos and article about the ongoing renovations to Corthinthian Hall at 3218 Gladstone Blvd--formerly the Robert A. Long mansion and current home to the Kansas City Museum. Plans are underway to upgrade...
Wining Bid Selected for Museum Annex: Historic Castle Slated for Residential Use
Photo and article about the sale of the Kansas City Museum annex at 3200 Norledge Avenue in the Northeast residential district "for 'use as a personal residence,'" to Gayle Buri and Serina Hodges, winners...
Words, Words, Words
September 6, 2006
Article discusses the dispute between Union Station Kansas City, Inc. and the city owned Kansas City Museum concerning trademark rights for the museum name.
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