Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall Fall 2010 Calendar

For Release

Andrew Mouzin, Community Relations Specialist
(816) 483-8300 ext. 1406 office

Event Calendar
Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall
November/December 2010

Event Programming

Corinthian Hall Celebrating 100 Years
2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Corinthian Hall, the residence of Robert A. Long and his family, and the historic home of the Kansas City Museum. The Corinthian Hall Centennial will be celebrated all year long with special events, programs and activities.
The Kansas City Museum will be celebrating the “century mark” each month with a dynamic series of lectures, workshops, books, films and seminars that highlight Corinthian Hall’s unique architecture and the Long family’s deep and abiding commitment to the civic well-being of Kansas City.

First Sunday Family Fun Day
November: Transportation in 1910
Sunday, November 7
Discover the many ways people travelled 100 years ago, just as Corinthian Hall was being completed, at the Museum’s November First Sunday Family Fun Day Sunday, Nov. 7 from noon-4 p.m. at the Museum. Visitors will play transportation matching games, create a model boat out of clay, use shapes to create a transportation method people used in 1910 and so much more!
• Use shapes to create a transportation method people used in 1910
• Play transportation matching games
• Build a model boat out of clay
• Watch a movie about Trains in the StoryTarium

Where:           Kansas City Museum
Hours:           6 p.m.
Admission:    Free
Address:        3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64123
Contact:        (816) 483-8300

Community Curator Program
The Community Curator program of Kansas City Museum invites historians and history educators to share their perspectives on artifacts they choose from the Museum collection. This provides fresh insight about artifacts and collections of Kansas City Museum and Union Station, and welcomes diverse input from the Kansas City history community. Community Curator lectures are presented the fourth Tuesday of each month allowing the actual artifact to be presented with the observations of our Community Curator.

*During November and December, the Community Curator Program will move to the third Tuesday of each month, due to the holiday season.

November: Heather Paxton, The Independent senior research editor
The Ball Gowns from Yesteryear
Tuesday, November 16*
Discover classic ball gowns from yesteryear at November’s Community Curator Lecture Tuesday, November 16 at Union Station. The Independent senior research editor Heather Paxton will explore past Kansas City Jewel Ball gowns in the Museum’s collection. The collection includes ball gowns worn by former chair women of the Jewel Ball, including high end dresses worn by notable chairwomen Enid Kemper and Clara Hockaday.

December: Paul Mesner, Founder and Artistic Director,
The Paul Mesner Puppets Inc.
Toys in the Attic
Tuesday, December 14*
See a rare 1870s Belgian marionette, found in the Nantucket, Massachusetts attic of famed puppet master Tony Sarg, at Kansas City Museum’s December Community Curator lecture Tuesday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at Union Station. Kansas City’s own master puppeteer, Paul Mesner, will explore the intricacies and creation of the marionette, donated to the Museum in 1963.

Where:           Union Station
Hours:           6 p.m.
Admission:    Free
Address:        30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Contact:        (816) 483-8300

Preservation Workshop
Building a Phase-Box for Books
Sunday, November 21
Kansas City Museum presents Preservation Workshops this fall. Each 60-minute workshop includes demonstrations, handouts and supplier lists for necessary materials.

USKC/Kansas City Museum Registrar Sarah Wood-Clark will explore preservation techniques in protecting your treasured family books from damage and decay. You’ll learn about the basic components of books, main causes of damage and preventive conservation measures, including building your own protective phase box to take home with you.

Where:            Kansas City Museum
Hours:            2 p.m.
Admission:     $15; Discount for Friends members
Address:         3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64123
Contact:          (816) 483-8300

Corinthian Hall Centennial Celebration
Thursday, Dec. 2
Join us to celebrate the centennial of Kansas City's best-loved architectural icon, Corinthian Hall. There will be an elegant reception at the R.A. Long Building (now the UMB bank building at 10th and Grand) from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.  Enjoy striking views from one of our first “sky-scrapers” and celebrate the centennial of a historic architectural treasure. You’ll enjoy smooth jazz music, and a joyous performance of the Long Story of Corinthian Hall, by The Paul Mesner Puppets. 

Proceeds benefit the restoration and conservation of original furnishings from the house.

The Long Family assumed residence at their new home, Corinthian Hall, on Christmas Eve, 1910. They lived in the 30,000 square foot home, with its 70 rooms and 25 servants, for 24 years. Since that time the great house has been the home of the Kansas City Museum, the City's oldest and largest history museum. 

Call Rebecca Schroeder at 816-483-8300 ext. 1402 to reserve your tickets

Where:                        UMB Building
When:             December 2
Hours:                        6 p.m.-9p.m.
Admission:    Call to reserve your tickets
Address:         1010 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Contact:          (816)-483-8300 ext. 1402 to reserve your tickets

Neighborhood Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec. 3
Join the Friends of Kansas City Museum and the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association at the Kansas City Museum’s Neighborhood Holiday Open House from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3rd. We’ll toast the holidays, listen to seasonal music from the musical group Ni Ceallaigh, presented by Northeast Arts KC, and welcome our Fairy Princesses.

Where:                        Kansas City Museum
When:             December 3
Hours:                        4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Admission:    Free
Address:         3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64123
Contact:          (816)-483-8300

Fairy Princess
Saturdays, Dec. 4, 11, 18; Sundays, Dec. 5, 12, 19
Kansas City Museum’s Fairy Princess once again spreads holiday cheer at the Kansas City Museum. Visit the Fairy Princess from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, December 4, 11, & 18 inside the Museum’s Carriage House. New this year, visit the Princess at her new times on Sunday from noon-4 p.m., December 5, 12, & 19.
There will be Fairy Princess arts and crafts activities and beautiful holiday d├ęcor for visitors to enjoy. And there is the popular Fairy Princess Boutique for Fairy Princess essentials. The Fairy Princess is generously supported by Zona Rosa.
All for only $5!

Where:                        Kansas City Museum
When:             Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Hours:                        Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays noon-4 p.m.
Admission:    $5
Address:         3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64123
Contact:          816-483-8300

Ongoing Activities at the Museum Site

The Long Family and Corinthian Hall | Panel Exhibit at Kansas City Museum

The story of the Long family and their historic home, Corinthian Hall, is told in this informative exhibit, displayed on the grounds of the Museum. The free exhibit consists of eight panels detailing the Long family’s involvement in historic Northeast Kansas City, and includes photos of the estate, historic postcards of Kansas City, and a narrative developed by the Museum’s Curator of Education. Schedule a walking tour of the panels and the grounds with one of our Educational Aides in the Visitor Center or call the Museum for details.

Where:            Kansas City Museum
When:             Ongoing
Hours:            9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Admission:     Free
Address:         3218 Gladstone, Kansas City, MO 64123
Contact:          816-483-8300

StoryTarium Shows
The StoryTarium is a fantastic feature at the Kansas City Museum, where visitors can learn about Kansas City’s rich local and regional history. The StoryTarium features films, lectures and other history-related programming in an intimate auditorium that seats 40 people. It is housed in the Museum’s former planetarium. The regular programming schedule in the revamped space will feature a variety of original programs that first aired on KCPT, Channel 19.

Visitors can choose which films they would like to see, with 10 titles to choose from.

  • Ours to Give: The Long Legacy of an American Family
  • Stories Under the Stone
  • Bad Blood
  • Community Builder: The Life and Legacy of J.C. Nichols
  • The Pony Express
  • Over Here! The Story of Kansas City and World War II
  • The Royal Years
  • Uniquely Kansas City Part 1: The Art of the City
  • Uniquely Kansas City Part 2: A Great Town Rises
  • Union Station Massacre

Please see kcmuseum.com for program schedules and details.

Where:            Kansas City Museum
When:             Open weekly Tuesday - Sunday
Hours:            9:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 12-4 p.m. on Sundays
                        Closed on Mondays
Admission:     Free
Address:         3218 Gladstone, Kansas City, MO 6412
Contact:          816-483-8300


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