October 03, 2017
Construction Kickoff!

Members and supporters of the Kansas City Museum restoration and renovation project are invited to attend a special ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction. This initial stage of construction includes restoring and renovating Corinthian Hall (lower level, first floor, second floor, and third floor of the mansion), and it kicks off the first of several stages that will create a leading-edge, 21st-century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.

The event will celebrate the completion of more than two years of design preparation. This special ceremony also will recognize the start of the work of JE Dunn Construction Co., the project’s construction manager, which is beginning work in October to add exhibition galleries and amenities to the Museum that include: Museum Cafe and Demonstration Kitchen, Soda Fountain, Billiards Room, Museum Retail Store, Theater / Auditorium, Classroom and Meeting Room. 

Funding for the Kansas City Museum restoration and renovation project is provided by GO KC Bonds, as approved by voters on April 4, 2017, and the Museum Levy. In addition, the Kansas City Museum Foundation has launched Making A Museum KC (#MakingAMuseumKC), a fundraising initiative and capital campaign to raise private funds in support of the Museum’s expansive renovation project.

The Construction Kickoff Ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 on the grounds of the Kansas City Museum, located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Learn about what is next for the Museum’s multi-year restoration and renovation project. Join us as City Officials, Museum Staff, Project Team members, along with representatives from the Kansas City Parks & Recreation Department, and members of the Parks Board and Kansas City Museum Foundation make remarks at this very special event for the highly anticipated restoration and renovation project.

For more information, please visit http://www.kansascitymuseum.org/ or contact Steff Hedenkamp at steff@redquill.com or (816) 506-4630.