News Archive

Every month we engage with each other and our community.

Wine Tasting

Summer Fundraiser

Kansas City Athenaeum members and friends gathered in July 2021 to taste a variety of wines and cheese to raise funds for the club’s philanthropic efforts.  Chad Brewer of Underdog Wine Co. delighted us with samples of French wines and friendly banter. In addition, generous donations were received from those unable to attend. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!

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Donation Recognition

Kansas City Athenaeum received recognition in April 2021 for a $10,000 donation to the Community Remembrance Project at Black Archives of Mid-America.  The Story's in the Soil is a permanent exhibit at the museum.

Library Presentation

2021 Women's History Month

In March 2021, Kansas City Athenaeum and Kansas City Public Library co-presented "Brides on the Santa Fe Trail" in celebration of Women's History Month.  In this YouTube presentation, historian Joy L. Poole featured five wives who traveled the Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to New Mexico between 1830 and 1870.  She researched diaries kept by young brides who accompanied their husbands on the overland journey. The bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail was celebrated in 2021.


Suffragists Appreciation

Athenaeum members displayed signs on November 3, 2020, thanking Suffragists for their efforts in gaining the women’s right to vote in 1920. Our event held on Election Day encouraged pedestrians to place “I Voted” and “Thank You” stickers on the signs.
MGT Suffragists Project

19th Amendment Centennial Project

Kansas City Athenaeum donated Domino’s Pizza gift cards and 30 Suffragists Coloring Books to Missouri Girls Town in August 2020 for the girls to celebrate the 19th Amendment Centennial. GFWC South Kansas City Area Girls Town Club partnered in this project by donating crayons, markers, and colored pencils. MGT staff turned our project into a ten-day activity for the girls, adding extra emphasis on Suffragists’ efforts. Club member Becky Garrison compiled six pages of “American Suffrage Facts” that broadened the learning experience. The girls enjoyed a pizza party at the onset of the project and another pizza party ten days later at its conclusion.

Kansas City Athenaeum promotes educational enrichment, volunteer service, and philanthropic endeavors.

Members have made lifelong friendships working together in our program combining personal enrichment and community service.