The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note that the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Museums will be open on Saturday, November 25.


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The Kansas City Museum has opened the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD), a new special exhibition and programming space located at 800 Broadway Blvd. on the first floor of the historic 800 Broadway Building at 8th St. and Broadway Blvd. in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The KCM@HGD provides 3,300 square feet for exhibitions, programs, and events, and it is adjacent to Garment District Place Park. In addition, the KCM@HGD is across the street from the Historic Garment District Museum, a 1,000 square-foot space located at 801 Broadway in the historic Poindexter Building at the northeast corner of 8th St. and Broadway Blvd.

The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) will offer special exhibitions that display historical items from the Kansas City Museum’s collections and also present contemporary works by local fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

The Historic Garment District Museum will continue to celebrate the people who worked in Kansas City’s Garment District by showcasing the companies for which they worked, the clothing they made, and the equipment they used. The Historic Garment District Museum displays 25-35 garments, that are changed seasonally, and demonstrate the variety of materials and styles of predominantly the 1940s through the 1970s.

Both the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

STREET ADDRESS
800 Broadway, Blvd. KCMO 64105

For admission to the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) or the Historic Garment District Museum, please enter at the KCM@HGD at 800 Broadway Blvd.

HOURS
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday

ADMISSION
General Admission to the Historic Garment District Museum is free.

Special Exhibition Admission to the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) is $5 per person and free for children 12 and under as well as Museum Members at the Family Level.

For information about booking group tours of six people or more, please contact Kate Warfield at katherine.warfield@kcmo.org.

PARKING
On Broadway Blvd., between 8th and 9th Streets, there is street parking as follows:

  • West side of Broadway Blvd., two-hour metered parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
  • East side of Broadway Blvd., two-hour metered parking 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with no parking 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday;
  • West and East sides of Broadway Blvd., free street parking after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

On Bank St. and Washington St., there is free two-hour street parking 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and free street parking after 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

OVERVIEW
HGDThe Historic Garment District Museum was founded and opened in 2002 by Ann Brownfield and Harvey Fried. Kansas City’s Garment District (an area defined as between 6th and 11th Streets, and Washington and Wyandotte Streets) rose up around the wholesale business area of the City’s downtown after World War I and grew steadily to become, at its peak, one of the largest garment districts in the nation and the second largest industry and employer in Kansas City.

The Garment District Collection collection highlights about a dozen companies that helped make up Kansas City’s Garment District. The Collection is comprised of more than 350 garments and accessories made by local companies from the 1920s through the 1970s, and includes numerous objects such as equipment and marketing pieces.

In 2015 the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department, which operates and manages the Kansas City Museum, began to operate and manage the Historic Garment District Museum, and the Kansas City Museum acquired the Garment District Collection.

The Garment District Collection of Kansas City-made garments and accessories allows the Kansas City Museum to add to its stellar collection of historical clothing, textiles, and costumes, which comprises more than 20,000 items in the Museum’s collection and is one of the best collections of its kind in the region.

The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum will be open to the public while the Kansas City Museum at 3218 Gladstone Blvd. is under construction.


CURRENT EXHIBITION
AT THE KANSAS CITY MUSEUM AT THE HISTORIC GARMENT DISTRICT (KCM@HGD)

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Suiting Up: Tailored Menswear in Kansas City, 1900-2017
On View through February 24, 2017
Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD)
800 Broadway Blvd., KCMO 64105

Special Exhibition Fee: $5

Suiting Up: Tailored Menswear in Kansas City, 1900-2017 is an exhibition that explores the history and evolution of tailored menswear in Kansas City from the 20th century to the present, and highlights some of Kansas City’s gentlemen of style throughout the last century.

Featuring current custom-made looks by Paolini Garment Company alongside historical garments from the Kansas City Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the fashion, fit, fabric, and flair of tailored men’s apparel ranging from the classic to the contemporary, and celebrates the resurgence of the modern-day gentleman and his luxury clothier. This exhibition is organized and presented by the Kansas City Museum in partnership with Paolini Garment Company.

Paolini-Logo_GrayscaleDuring the exhibition, shop in the “Pop-Up Haberdashery” at Accessory, the KCM@HGD’s new retail experience at 800 Broadway.

Accessory features contemporary collections of products inspired by Kansas City’s history as well as the Kansas City Museum’s collection, and made by the Kansas City Museum in collaboration with local artists, designers, and artisans.

The “Pop-Up Haberdashery” will feature a small collection of products from Paolini Garment Company. In addition, the Kansas City Museum’s first retail product, a pair of socks, will be available.

The Corinthian Hall socks are designed by the Kansas City Museum in collaboration with Paolini Garment Company and International Architects Atelier. The design was inspired by the leaded-glass pattern in the Elizabethan Library of Corinthian Hall, which was built in 1910.

The calf-length socks are in navy and blue bell and cost $20 per pair. All proceeds benefit the Kansas City Museum’s renovation and restoration project to create a 21st-century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.

The Kansas City Museum Corinthian Hall socks, produced by School of Sock, be available on Saturday, October 21. Black and gray socks in the leaded-glass pattern will be available in December.