Posts Categorized "History"

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.

Jun 16

Taps at the Tower: June 19 - June 25, 2016

The National World War I Museum and Memorial presents Taps at the Tower, a moving ceremony featuring an iconic rendition of Taps from Sunday, June 19 – Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Feb 01
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KC celebrates African-American History Month

Region showcases legacy, achievements of African-Americans during the month of February and throughout the year.

Jan 20
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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.

Oct 22
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Dadventures: Historic Names and Cemeteries in Kansas City

Getting kids into any kind of history can be tough.   Dry dates, concepts of governmental growth and strife, words on a page that quickly blend together because it isn’t covered in Michael Bay explosions.

Dec 17

Holiday on the Hill: Strawberry Hill Museum Shines During the Holidays

There’s certainly no shortage of holiday events and celebrations throughout the Kansas City metro area.

Oct 26

Royal Stories: Kansas City Sings the Blues

You hear it everywhere: Throughout the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. Emanating from radio stations, music venues and restaurant lounges. In bars and clubs on both sides of the state line.

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