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    Return to the Riverfront…The Town of Kansas

    Historic Kansas City is offering Heritage Hikes during Historic Preservation Month at 9:00 am at various locations throughout the city. Heritage Hikes highlight the architecture and history of Kansas City’s neighborhoods. Please note each hike is RAIN OR SHINE and lasts just over three hours. You will walk around 3 miles. Please wear comfortable shoes.

    “Hikers” receive brochures which contain maps of the neighborhood with dialogue for each significant site noting the address, date built, architect(s) and the building’s description. Hikers will tour the interiors of significant sites and learn the importance of preservation of Kansas City’s historic built environment. Your guide is Lucinda Rice-Petrie, a HKC Past President. She holds a Master of Arts degree in American history, a BS in Education. For questions about the hikes contact Lucinda Rice-Petrie at 816-916-0927. Payment on site by cash or check is possible, but not preferred.

    Entire Series of 3:

    Cost: $60 per person

    Individual Hikes:

    Members: $25 per person

    Non-Members: $30 per person

    A hike of Kansas City’s OLD Town District, originally established as Chez Les Canses, a fur trading post, by Francois Chouteau in 1826.  Men traversed the area before Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery, due to exploration and the fur trade.  The Missouri River is responsible for the growth of this settelment which became the Town of Kansas in 1850.  We will discuss significant architecture and the area’s history as we hike.

    Eventbrite coming soon.