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'Travolta' Is The Word for Museum Fundraiser
October 21, 2007
Report on the fundraiser for the Airline History Museum with help from actor John Travolta.
2008 Civil War Guide--Museums and Mansions
List of Missouri museums and mansions relative to the Civil War.
A "What Is Science" Debate at Science City
Discusses the debate surrounding the quality and usefulness of the exhibits at Science City.
A 'Final Countdown'
June 29, 2006
The new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open on June 16, 2007. The addition is a 165,000-square-feet glass and steel structure designed by Steven Holl. The inaugural exhibitions...
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 Day at Union Station--Kansas City History Meets Its Present at the Tracks
Photos and article about activities and restaurants at the Union Station and its Science Museum. Icludes photos of the old and new Harvey House located in the same place as the original.
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 Jumbo Crowd-Pleaser Arrives
January 31, 2010
The Airline History Museum added a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar to its aircraft on display on January 29, 2010. The jumbo jet was headed for the scrap heap until an Arizona man donated the $100,000 that allowed...
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 Legend Alone (Monte Irvin)
January 16, 2004
Negro Leagues Museum awards the Jackie Robinson Award for lifetime achievement to Monte Irvin, the last Negro Leagues Hall of Famer still alive.
A Mouse at the Muehlebach, Thank You Walt Disney
A fund raising gala by Thank You Walt Disney held January 26 at the Hotel Muehlebach featured Virginia Davis who starred in an early Disney motion picture. Nearly 100 people attended the event that celebrated...
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine District with description of many of the league's former players such as Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Woody Smallwood, Lefty...
A New Curator for the Kemper
May 24, 2006
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hired Chris Cook as assistant curator. This is a new position for the museum.
A New Engineer at Union Station
December 19, 2008
The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...
A Page for Collectors: A Great American Collection of English Pottery
Short article about the museum's British art pieces.
A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1601 East 18th Street in Kansas City, with description of several of its members from the old Kansas City Monarchs.
A Proposed New Parking Lot
Illustrated map of the "proposed new parking lot (outlined) for the Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum" at 45th and Rockhill Roads.
A Shared Passion: The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Article describes the nationally recognized modern art collection of Jerry and Margaret Nerman, and plans for the creation of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College....
A Squeeze Play
July 7, 2013
Article discusses plans by the city of Birmingham, Alabama, to establish a museum that will share the name of the the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Bob Kendrick, president of the Kansas...
A Treasure Greater Than Gold
Short article describing the locating and excavation of the steamboat Arabia and the museum which resulted from the owner's commitment to sharing the treasures with the community.
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