Dr. Ron Miriani, retired Professor of History, conducted a walking tour called Westport: The Town That Re-Invents Itself on October 9. The group met at Kelly’s Westport Inn, a designated national historical landmark, and stopped at over 30 locations, including Harris Hotel and Pioneer Park.
Patrons explored the little known history of Kansas City’s oldest establishment, Westport. The adventure culminated with a tour of the Harris-Kearney House given by the Westport Historical Society.
It was on October 28, 1886, that the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated in New York. Did you know that we have a replica of that Statue of Liberty here in Kansas City? Or that the original statue was created as a gift from France to the United States to symbolize the long standing friendship between the two countries and their commitments to freedom and liberty? Or that the statue was initially called "Liberty Enlightening the World"? Neither did I, and so my quest to learn more began.
I have driven by this location on 24 highway over and over again as I go to meetings at the Library's headquarters. The Truman Library sits on a hill, and there is a park on the South side of the road. It is close to Mid-Continent's North Independence Branch and a fire station. The road and the park are idyllic; a nice place to eat lunch and enjoy a nice day.
Kansas City’s loss Sunday probably left a lot of people upset. After a long successful season, it doesn’t seem like Chiefs' football should be over. For those of you who aren’t quite ready to finish the football season, here are a few books that will make it feel like Week 1 all over again.
New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are all glamorous locales, but I’m from Kansas City. Being a native resident, I don’t know what it means to grow up anywhere but the City of Fountains. While I’m not a movie star, freak athlete, or household name, Kansas City has produced more than a few.
Here are some of Kansas City’s most famous people:
Kansas City is in between the seasons of the more well-known sports teams like the Chiefs and Royals. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without your fix of watching two teams duke it out to the tune of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Kansas City is the home to numerous lesser known teams that are just as exciting and just as much fun to root for. Many of them even have taken championships in their divisions. One of my favorites is roller derby.
Comfortable, affordable, and entertaining...vacationing at home! The idea of viewing Kansas City as if we were tourists appeals to me. We get so stuck in our routines that we fail to see what is unique to our area.
We have eleven web sites listed for you so that you know what is going on in and around Kansas City.