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Due to outside construction on 8th and Broadway, both the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (800 Broadway Blvd.) and the Historic Garment District Museum (801 Broadway Blvd.) will be closed today,11/16/19, at noon. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

In 2017 the Kansas City Museum opened the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD), a special exhibition and programming space located at 800 Broadway Blvd. on the first floor of the historic 800 Broadway Building at 8th St. and Broadway Blvd. in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The KCM@HGD provides 3,300 square feet for exhibitions, programs, and events, and it is adjacent to Garment District Place Park. In addition, the KCM@HGD is across the street from the Historic Garment District Museum, a 1,000 square-foot space located at 801 Broadway in the historic Poindexter Building at the northeast corner of 8th St. and Broadway Blvd.

The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) offers special exhibitions that display historical items from the Kansas City Museum’s collections and also present contemporary works by local fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

The Historic Garment District Museum continues to celebrate the people who worked in Kansas City’s Garment District by showcasing the companies for which they worked, the clothing they made, and the equipment they used. The Historic Garment District Museum displays 25-35 garments, that are changed seasonally, and demonstrate the variety of materials and styles of predominantly the 1940s through the 1970s. Both the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

STREET ADDRESS
800 Broadway, Blvd. KCMO 64105. For admission to the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) or the Historic Garment District Museum, please enter at the KCM@HGD at 800 Broadway Blvd.

HOURS
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday

ADMISSION
General Admission to the Historic Garment District Museum is free. Special Exhibition Admission to the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) is $5 per person and free for children 12 and under as well as Museum Members at the Family Level. For information about booking group tours of six people or more, please contact Kate Warfield at katherine.warfield@kcmo.org.

PARKING
On Broadway Blvd., between 8th and 9th Streets, there is street parking as follows:

  • West side of Broadway Blvd., two-hour metered parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
  • East side of Broadway Blvd., two-hour metered parking 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with no parking 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
  • West and East sides of Broadway Blvd., free street parking after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Also, on Bank St. and Washington St., there is free two-hour street parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and free street parking after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

OVERVIEW HGD
The Historic Garment District Museum was founded and opened in 2002 by Ann Brownfield and Harvey Fried. Kansas City’s Garment District (an area defined as between 6th and 11th Streets, and Washington and Wyandotte Streets) rose up around the wholesale business area of the City’s downtown after World War I and grew steadily to become, at its peak, one of the largest garment districts in the nation and the second largest industry and employer in Kansas City. The Garment District Collection collection highlights about a dozen companies that helped make up Kansas City’s Garment District. The Collection is comprised of more than 350 garments and accessories made by local companies from the 1920s through the 1970s, and includes numerous objects such as equipment and marketing pieces. In 2015 the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department, which operates and manages the Kansas City Museum, began to operate and manage the Historic Garment District Museum, and the Kansas City Museum acquired the Garment District Collection. The Garment District Collection of Kansas City-made garments and accessories allows the Kansas City Museum to add to its stellar collection of historical clothing, textiles, and costumes, which comprises more than 20,000 items in the Museum’s collection and is one of the best collections of its kind in the region. The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum are open to the public while the Kansas City Museum is under renovations and restorations. 


UPCOMING PUBLIC PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT THE KCM@HGD

 

Fashion Forward, KC Style:  From A Rich Past to Today’s Fashion Leaders
Wednesday, December 4
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
800 Broadway Blvd.
Free, RSVP required, space is limited

Kansas City has played a major role in the fashion industry. Nelly Don, Inc., and its founder, Nell Donnelly Reed, were innovators in the fashion industry. Today, that legacy lives on in a dynamic and growing Kansas City entrepreneurial fashion sector.

Denise Morrison, Director of Collections and Curatorial Services at the Kansas City Museum, will be in conversation with some of Kansas City’s new innovators who are advancing our City’s legacy and building its fashion future.

This program is a partnership between the Kansas City Museum and the Computer History Museum in California.  It’s part of a series of Kansas City-based programs accompanying UpStart: Stories of Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Kansas City, a prototype traveling exhibit about entrepreneurial people and communities, hosted at the Kansas City Public Library’s Central Branch from November 12 – December 5, 2019.

Reception at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. Free street meter parking after 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Programs Director Paul Gutierrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or 816.513.0726.

 

The Fairy Princess 2019
Wednesday, December 11 – Friday, December 13
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
800 Broadway Blvd.
$10 per child, space is limited

The Fairy Princess returns to the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District at 800 Broadway Blvd. KCMO 64105. Share holiday wishes with The Fairy Princess and take home one printed photo, gift, and a sweet treat.

*Please Note: Tickets will go on sale Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 a.m. via this page*

Click on the Dates below to purchase your ticket/s:

Wednesday, December 11

Thursday, December 12 

Friday, December 13

Saturday, December 14

Sunday, December 15

Online advance tickets sales only, walk-ins will not be available.

We are so delighted to be able to offer The Fairy Princess, a Kansas City tradition since 1935, while the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall (3218 Gladstone Blvd.) is closed and under renovation and restoration.

For more information, please contact Programs Director, Paul Gutierrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or 816.513.0726.

      

 


CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE KCM@HGD

New exhibition coming in late November.

 


PAST EVENTS AT THE KCM@HGD

Against the Tide: Desegregation of Swope Park Pool
Thursday, August 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
800 Broadway Blvd.
$7 per person, space is limited

Geri Sanders’ (Geraldlyn) lecture will focus on Swope Park Pool and how the actions of a few effectively desegregated the pool in 1954. In addition, the civil rights of African Americans will be examined from the period of enslavement until the present and the impact of the movement today.

Making A Splash!
Thursday, July 25
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
800 Broadway Blvd.
$7 per person, space is limited

Let’s remember the refreshing coolness of jumping into a pool as we dive into all things SWIM related! From historic swimwear to local “swimming holes” of the past we will talk about how we dressed to cool down, worship the sun and socialize by the pool! Andy Chambers of Wonderland Vintage will splash about in a pool of knowledge pertaining to how we have enjoyed a relaxing dip in various ways and how we looked doing it.