2015 Preservation Awards

Ready for some good news? Grab a friend or two and head to Boulevard Brewing company on March 14th to join Historic Kansas City in honoring the success stories of 2015 at our annual Preservation Awards. The event will be from 5:30pm -7:30pm on Wednesday March 14th. Snacks will be provided and beer will be flowing!

Our presentation will begin at 6:15.

$5 HKC Members
$10 Nonmembers

Congratulations to our winners!

Sponsors:

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July 14, 2013 @ 2:00PM

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swope park

Event Sponsors: Kamsas City Public Library

Event Details:

In the 1950s and ‘60s, Kansas City was a heavily segregated town. African-Americans were limited even in which city facilities they could use. For instance, black citizens were permitted to have picnics at just one spot in the city’s parks system: at Shelter No. 5 in Swope Park, widely known as “Watermelon Hill.”

Local historian Joelouis Mattox discusses this era in the city’s racial past.

For more information and to RSVP: http://www.kclibrary.org/event/watermelon-hill