What’s Happening at Corinthian Hall

The Kansas City Museum, located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO 64123, is closed temporarily for Stage I Construction, which includes the restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) into a leading edge, 21st century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.

During construction, the Kansas City Museum will present events on the Museum’s historic grounds (3218 Gladstone Blvd.) and in Kessler Park and Scarritt Point (the parkland just west of the Museum in the Historic Northeast), and will offer special exhibitions and programs off-site in the community and at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (800 Broadway Blvd., KCMO 64105).


F_CSF_Logo-01Gilded Attrition

On View Now
Kansas City Museum Historic Grounds
3218 Gladstone Ave., KCMO 64123

Gilded Attrition is a new outdoor, site-specific installation by Ari Fish as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 20th anniversary event, Every Street Is Charlotte Street.

HEART JPEG for WebsiteGilded Attrition is located on the south-facing grounds of the Kansas City Museum and viewable from the street. In a nod to Native American “bent trees” or “pointer trees,” branches of the trees that flank the entrance of the Museum and point toward the Missouri River are gilded in copper-colored aluminum foil much like the slow growth of moss. This installation is a memorandum to the current residents of Kansas City and of the peoples that traversed the land centuries ago where the Museum now resides.






4th Annual Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, October 22
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
CatrinaKessler Park and Scarritt Point
(Parkland West of the Kansas City Museum)

3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO 64123

Free to attend and all ages welcome; No RSVP necessary

Discover the history and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos. Enjoy live music by Pablo Sanheza’s Latin Quintet, face painting, and puppetry by StoneLion Puppet Theatre. Decorate sugar skulls, make tissue flowers, sample traditional Día de los Muertos bread by Panaderia de las Americas, contribute to a community altar installation and much more.

Mattie Rhodes Center logoThis program is presented in partnership with Mattie Rhodes Center and Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee.

Bring a picnic and enjoy Kessler Parks and Scarritt Point.





The Fairy Princess
This year, the Kansas City Museum is delighted and honored to continue The Fairy Princess that has been a part of Kansas City’s history and holiday tradition since 1935 when The Fairy Princess began at Kline’s Department Store at 1113 Main Street.
While Corinthian Hall is under construction, The Fairy Princess will come back to downtown Kansas City and take place at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) at 800 Broadway Blvd. Given the limited space and capacity of the KCM@HGD, there will be some important changes this year.

  • The Fairy Princess will take place over five consecutive days in December with dates to be announced on November 9.
  • Tickets will be sold in advance and on-line beginning November 13.