Preserve Buildings. Promote Neighborhoods. Revitalize Kansas City. Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation … read more

Heritage Hike: West Bottoms

walking tour

Each hike highlights the architecture and history of the neighborhood. Participants receive brochures with maps featuring historical and architectural information. At the conclusion of each hike, refreshments of … read more

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Historic Home Buyer Expo


The Historic Home Buyer Expo, hosted by Historic Kansas City and the Young Preservationists KC, will provide information, assistance and networking opportunities to potential home buyers and owners … read more

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Jacob Wagner, PhD, Board Member


Jake Wagner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design and Director of the Urban Studies program at UMKC.  His research interests include the politics of historic preservation, neighborhood and community planning, and the role of cultural heritage in disaster recovery. In addition to his role as President, he is active on the Advocacy Committee.

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