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Curator Conversation: Phoebe Ess

Sunday, August 27
Curator Conversation: Phoebe Ess
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
$5 per person
Second Floor Galleries—meet at Front Desk
Space is limited. Tickets Required.
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Join the Museum’s Curator of Collections Lisa Shockley for a guided conversation centered around a dress that once belonged to Phoebe (Mrs. Henry) Ess (1850-1934). A schoolteacher by training, after her marriage to Kansas City attorney Henry Ess she became known as the
“Dean of Missouri Clubwomen” for her efforts at promoting women’s education and philanthropic activities. She was the first woman to run for public office in Kansas City and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

For more information, please contact Curator of Collections, Lisa Shockley, 816-702-7704.


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE