Posts Categorized "History"

Feb 21

Celebrating KC’s Trails History

Discover the city’s roots and celebrate a tradition of trailblazing in KC.

Jun 27

Today I Learned: The History Behind the Country Club Plaza

Borrowing architectural inspiration from a city thousands of miles away—and hundreds of years older—The Plaza’s history is as unique as the shopping is vast.

Apr 24

Today I Learned: How KC Earned its "City of Fountains" Nickname

In celebration of April's Fountain Day, where KC's spouts return to their operating beauty, we took a look at the history of Kansas City's "City of Fountains" nickname. 

Mar 07

Today I Learned: Basketball in KC

Just in time for March basketball, we looked at the history of basketball in our city, including its founding in nearby Lawrence and the longest running collegiate championship in the country.

Jan 10

Today I Learned: Where the Chiefs Got their Name

Today I Learned is a monthly blog series from Visit KC and the Kansas City Public Library that shines a light on the history of Kansas City, its culture and the trailblazers who helped shape the City of Fountains.

Jan 20
Arabia Steamboat Museum

Buried Treasure: The Steamboat Arabia Museum

Castor oil and carpenter’s tools, nutmeg and wedding bands, porcelain figurines and marbles are just a few recovered items displayed at the Arabia Steamboat Museum.

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