We stay involved!
Every month we engage with each other and our community.
Kansas City Museum Tour
Members and guests toured Kansas City Museum exhibits on November 10 in the newly renovated Corinthian Hall. Members were delighted to see a placard recognizing the achievements of Phoebe Jane Ess, one of the founders of our organization in 1894. She led Kansas City Athenaeum members in spearheading many community improvement projects in the city's early development. The museum wall displayed a quotation attributed to her regarding the suffrage movement.
Donation to MOCSA
On October 25, Kansas City Athenaeum donated $10,000 to the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our donation supports their services addressing the needs of victims and their program educating the community to prevent violence.
Tour of Kansas City Union Station
Kansas City Athenaeum members enjoyed a tour of the Kansas City Union Station on October 20. Highlights of its 107-year history were presented by our tour guide who happens to be a club member outfitted as a Harvey Girl. This was reminiscent of the days when young women were employed by Fred Harvey to serve meals in dining cars and railway stops across the country, including Kansas City Union Station. This photo was taken from a balcony overlooking the Grand Lobby, a captivating view of the beautiful architectural details. Following the tour, members enjoyed lunch at the current Harvey's Restaurant in the Grand Lobby.
Supporting Our Veterans
Kansas City Athenaeum was recognized on September 16 at an induction ceremony for those supporting the Veterans Community Project with $10,000 donations. Our brick at the VCP Village is among others joining the Team 49 effort to support the services provided in the 49 tiny homes that were built to help veterans. We appreciate this acknowledgment: "Thank you so much for being a part of Team 49. You are a blessing to every Veteran living in a tiny home. Without your support we could not offer Veterans the critical services needed to help them transition into permanent housing. On behalf of our entire KC staff at VCP, we thank you!"