Want to learn more about the Historic Truman Courthouse? Join archivist, Caitlin Eckard, for a behind the scenes tour of the Courthouse for Historic Preservation Month.Read More
Jackson County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting/dinner on Thurs., Jan. 28 at the Adams Mark Hotel located at 9103 E. 39th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for a table of eight. Tickets can be ordered online or contacting the JCHS offices.Read More
The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently approved nominations of three Kansas City properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Nominated were:
- Plaza Towers, (Working-Class and Middle-Income Apartment Buildings in Kansas City, Missouri MPDF), 209 Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, Kansas City, Jackson County
- Peters, Charles and Josephine, House, 1228 West 55th Street, Kansas City, Jackson County
- Ferd. Heim Brewing Company Bottling Plant, 507 North Montgall, Kansas City, Jackson County
A new highly-regarded documentary on the life of Walt Disney is garnering new interest in the life of the well-known animator whose early career started in Kansas City.
We recounted Disney's early career in a recent JCHS Journal article by Ron Green titled "The Roots of Animation in Kansas City."Read More
Two downtown Kansas City businesses are being considered for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
The nominations are Commerce Trust Company Historic District, bounded by East 9th St., Walnut St., East 10th St. and Main St. and also the Ten Main Center, 910-920 Main St. which is just across the street.Read More
Frank Adams, a fourth generation Jackson County farmer, died Aug. 7th at age 91. He died at his home, on land that had been in his family since 1844.
Adams was active in many historical organizations including the Jackson County Historical Society. He was also on many civic board including the Fort Osage School Board and chair of the Jackson County Planning Commission.
Adams was proud to be a fourth generation descendant of Lynchburg Adams, first (in 1819) permanent settler to come to Jackson County, and who was sixteen years old at that time. Lynchburg lost his first farm in Flood of 1844, then relocated to higher ground one mile south, which was later home to Frank and his wife Janann, who preceded him.Read More
The Jackson County Historical Society has been publishing a local history journal since 1958. That's a lot of local history.Read More
The State Historical Society of Missouri should get a new $35 million headquarters in downtown Columbia, Mo. based on state funding approved by the Missouri General Assembly.
Preliminary plans for the new building are for a 125,000 to 150,000 square feet building including a 100- to 125-seat auditorium. The bill still requires approval by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Two Kansas City buildings are being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
Nominated are the The Fairfax Building, 101 W. 11th St., and the Interstate Bakeries Corporation Headquarters Building, 12 E. Armour Blvd.Read More
The State Historical Society of Missouri is spearheading plans for commemorating the 200th anniversary of Missouri's statehood in 2021 and looking for ideas.
To that end, a Bicentennial Focus Group will be held in Kansas City area on Thurs, April 9th from 2-4 pm at the Midwest Genealogy Center located at 3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, MO 64055.Read More
The Swope Mansion murders remain one of the most intriguing local history tales in the Kansas City region.
The story is recounted in a book "Death on Pleasant Street: The Ghastly Enigma of Colonel Swope and Doctor Hyde" which is being read by a local book club.Read More