Kansas City Museum to reopen after $22 million renovation

Corinthian Hall, residence to the Kansas Town Museum, has been through a $22 million renovation.

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The Kansas City Museum, which hasn’t totally operated for extra than a 10 years, will reopen to the general public Oct. 21 with a $22 million renovation.

The money, from community and personal funding, went to the metropolis-owned facility’s primary developing, Corinthian Hall, 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Big development began in 2017, although the setting up has been mostly shut for restoration and renovation considering that 2008.

The museum will add a café, theater, retail boutique, soda fountain and match room to its three floors of current exhibition galleries. Highlights of the museum’s extra than 100,000 objects on regional and regional heritage are collections of firefighting products and garments and textiles, and from equestrian Loula Long’s legendary occupation. She was the daughter of lumber baron Robert A. Extended, who constructed the 1910 Corinthian Corridor.

With COVID-19 protocols in result at least by way of December, typical admission will be totally free with reservations and timed tickets. Hours will be 10 am.-8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Corinthian Corridor will be out there for private tours, rentals and college field trips Monday-Wednesday.

For additional facts, go to kansascitymuseum.org.

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Dan Kelly has been covering enjoyment and arts information at The Star for 10 years. He previously worked at the Columbia Every day Tribune, The Miami Herald and The Louisville Courier-Journal. He also was on the University of Missouri Faculty of Journalism faculty for six decades, and he has prepared a historical novel, “Soaring with Vultures.”

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