The Kansas City Museum has called Corinthian Hall home for 69 years. Now in the midst of renovation and innovation, the institution is looking toward the future, guided by the hands of a dedicated group of supporters in the Friends of Kansas City Museum organization.
Beginning shortly after the donation of Corinthian Hall, five women formed the Women’s Advisory Committee, a precursor to the Friends of the Kansas City Museum. The Women’s Advisory Committee spearheaded fundraising and the administration of the museum during its establishment. With the addition of its first director, a very young Bostonian named John Ripley Forbes – who worked without pay to get the museum on its feet – the volunteer spirit was embedded deep into today’s Kansas City Museum.
With financial support and volunteer manpower, the Friends of the Kansas City Museum continue to be a vital part of the institution’s operations. To become a member of the Friends of the Kansas City Museum, please join online or contact Katrina Waldrop Henke (816-741-9320) or Patricia Kurtz (816-241-2287).