• Welcome to Historic Kansas City

    Welcome

    Like so many others, Historic Kansas City is deeply saddened at the horrific and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the long-standing history of racial violence, oppression, and inequality across the nation that this tragedy demonstrates.

    As an organization that considers how the historic places of our city contribute to our contemporary lives, we feel strongly that being inclusive in the history we teach and the historic places we celebrate affects how we frame and understand contemporary events. Our history and how we talk about it affects how we act today and moving forward.

    We reaffirm our pledge to use our platform to share a fair, holistic, honest, and inclusive history. This includes accurately representing the history of all neighborhoods, and to bring to the foreground underrepresented stories of communities of color, which are as significant and empowering as those with which many are more familiar. Our challenges today are integrally connected with our past, and the best way to overcome them is to openly and honestly explore them.

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  • Upcoming Event in Your Area

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    The Historic Kansas City has a lot of events happening throughout the year. Please check back regularly to see what we're doing next.

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  • Projects in the Kansas City Community

    Former Home of Satchel Paige Stabilization

    Cleaning, stabilization, and reroofing are underway at the former home of Satchel Paige, one of the most celebrated athletes in the history of American sports, located at 2626 E. 28th St. in the Santa… read more

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  • I'm a Preservationist

    PATRICK RYAN

    Chef/Owner Port Fonda

    Patrick Ryan is the Chef and Owner of the Port Fonda food truck and restaurant. He was nominated in 2013 for Food and Wine Magazine’s People’s Best New Chef Award. After having worked in…

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Welcome

Like so many others, Historic Kansas City is deeply saddened at the horrific and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the long-standing history of racial violence, oppression, and inequality across the nation that this tragedy demonstrates.

As an organization that considers how the historic places of our city contribute to our contemporary lives, we feel strongly that being inclusive in the history we teach and the historic places we celebrate affects how we frame and understand contemporary events. Our history and how we talk about it affects how we act today and moving forward.

We reaffirm our pledge to use our platform to share a fair, holistic, honest, and inclusive history. This includes accurately representing the history of all neighborhoods, and to bring to the foreground underrepresented stories of communities of color, which are as significant and empowering as those with which many are more familiar. Our challenges today are integrally connected with our past, and the best way to overcome them is to openly and honestly explore them.

Read More Historic Kansas City »

Check out our Calendar

The Historic Kansas City has a lot of events happening throughout the year. Please check back regularly to see what we're doing next.

View the Calendar »

Young Preservationists Forum

Young Preservationists Forum strives to encourage and mobilize young preservationists through service, learning and advocacy. Historic Kansas City  is working to further expand and strengthen our group of young professionals and students to promote and advocate… read more

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BRADY VEST

Founder, Hammerpress

Hammerpress is a letterpress print shop and design studio located in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City. Owner Brady Vest established Hammerpress in 1994 after graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. At…

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