While the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall is closed for restoration and renovation, visit the Historic Garment District Museum at 801 Broadway Boulevard and the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD), a new exhibition and programming space at 800 Broadway Boulevard in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
The Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall, located in the Historic Northeast area at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, KCMO 64123, is closed temporarily for Stage I Construction, which includes the restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) into a leading-edge, 21st-century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.
During construction, the Kansas City Museum will present special events on the Museum’s historic grounds (3218 Gladstone Boulevard) and in Kessler Park and Scarritt Point (the parkland just west of the Museum in the Historic Northeast), and will offer exhibitions, programs, and events off-site in the community as well as at the Historic Garment District Museum (801 Broadway, Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo 64105) and across the street at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (800 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo 64105).
The Kansas City Museum is deeply saddened by the passing of Harvey Fried, co-founder of the Historic Garment District Museum. Harvey was instrumental in keeping the memory of the city’s garment district alive by founding a museum along with Ann Brownfield in 2002. After having worked in the industry for many years, and keeping the museum running for 15 years, Harvey retired again as he and Ann chose to gift the museum to the Parks Department in 2015, to be run by the Kansas City Museum. Harvey gave generously of his time in helping us get our feet on the ground there, and he was always ready to give tours, discuss new ideas, and advance the activities of Downtown Kansas City. Our visitors loved Harvey because he brought a unique story to them—his story and how it related to the garment industry. We will miss his smile the most, and his understanding and encouragement to us in our endeavors to keep the Historic Garment District Museum preserved. Now Harvey’s story lives on there as well. Our thoughts are with his lovely wife Sue Ellen and their family.