Image: Painting of a peaceful park space on a hill overlooking early Kansas City. Text: 2023 History Crawl

2023 History Crawl

Saturday, Sept. 30 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. Kansas City Museum

History winds around every corner of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri (an area roughly defined between the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway and Independence Avenue, and Chestnut Avenue and Jackson Avenue through to Elmwood Avenue) – home to over 150 historic properties, two National Register Historic Districts and nearly 7,000 residents.

In this history crawl walking tour, attendees will explore early 20th century Kansas City, viewing several landmarks and houses of the era and learning about the notable figures who resided and continue to live in the neighborhood.

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About the tour:

Our history crawl tour guide will be Michael Bushnell, author and publisher at The Northeast News.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at The Colonnade in Concourse Park, where tour participants will get their audio devices and enjoy a brief overview presentation with a beverage. The tour will last two hours, featuring stops at notable historical and architectural sites throughout the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood before concluding at the Kansas City Museum where attendees are invited to attend a complimentary reception with Michael Bushnell.

Please note you’ll tally over 2,000 steps in this walking tour, featuring some stairs and slopes. Ticket holders are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear and to dress appropriately for the weather; tour will proceed rain or shine.

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Museum, Kansas City Public Library, The Modernists, Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library and The Northeast News.

Starting location:

The Colonnade
200 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64123

Ending location:

Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District
3218 Gladstone Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64123