It’s time for your voice to be heard.

The new Kansas City Museum is developing history and humanities programs for children, youth, and families that aim to tell the unfolding stories of Kansas City and its people.

What stories would you like to share?

What types of programs would you like to experience?

Please join us and share your input; it is valuable to us.

Community Input Sessions:  

Tuesday, October 1
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Southeast Community Center
4201 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64130

Click HERE to RSVP.

Saturday, October 19
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tony Aguirre Community Center
2050 W. Pennway, Kansas City, MO 64108

Click HERE to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 29
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District
800 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64105

Click HERE to RSVP.

Saturday, November 16
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum
3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64130

Click HERE to RSVP.

For more information, please contact:
Blanca A-Polite at 816.588.3532, or email



6th Annual Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, October 20
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kessler Park at Scarritt Point (parkland just west of the Kansas City Museum at 3218 Gladstone Blvd.)
FREE to attend, all ages welcome!
Bring a picnic and enjoy the park and city view
*please note N. Indiana Ave. will be closed to through traffic*

Presented in partnership with the Mattie Rhodes Art Center, this annual celebration at the Kansas City Museum explores the history and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos! Enjoy the following free activities: live music by Mundo Nuevo, puppetry by Stone Lion Puppet Theater, children’s arts and crafts, and a fashion show by Giselle’s Bridal KC and Zouk Choreography!  Guests are also welcomed to participate in a community alter installation.

Handmade sugar skulls from California will be available for purchase for $3 per sugar skull with glitter, sequins, and feathers available for decoration.

Food Trucks on site from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
Coffee Cake KC
Hamburgesa Loca
Russell Stover
Sancho Street Side
Seven Swans Creperi

Children’s Day of the Dead arts & crafts stations by:
Artist & Craftsman & Supply Kansas City
Kansas City Museum
Mattie Rhodes Art Center

For more information, please contact Programs Director, Paul Gutierrez at or 816.513.0726.


Sugar Skull Making Workshops
Saturday, November 2
Session 1: 11:00 a.m. RSVP here
Session 2: 1:00 p.m. RSVP here 
Crossroads Hotel | 2101 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
$5 per skull, space is limited

These one-hour Sugar Skull workshop is the perfect way to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The practice of making skulls from sugar is an integral part of the Mexican tradition of celebrating the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos). These skulls symbolize honor to the spirits of the dead, who are believed to visit their families on this day. Día de Muertos is celebrated on October 31, November 1, and November 2.

Jenny Mendez, Art Center Director at the Mattie Rhodes Art Center will be leading these workshops. You will have all the supplies needed.

All ages welcome when attending with an adult (recommended for ages 5-adult).

Make sure to purchase tickets before they sell out, limited space available. Supplies provided during the workshop: Sugar Skull, Frosting, Sequence. This workshop will be held in the hotel atrium.

Please allot adequate time for parking in the Crossroads. Hotel valet will be available for a special event rate of $5. Street parking is regularly available and there is a public parking garage at Central & 22nd Street that is relatively inexpensive.

This workshop if presented in partnership with the Crossroads Hotel Kansas City + Mattie Rhodes Art Center.