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Kansas City's Historic Immigrant Communities

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Cover Photo by Jim Grant Photography

Winner of The Pitch's Best of Kansas City: Best Way to Learn Something New About Kansas City

Historic Kansas City will be offering Heritage Hike in September and October at 9:00am at various locations throughout the city. Heritage Hikes highlight the architecture and history of Kansas City's neighborhoods.

Please note each hike is RAIN OR SHINE and lasts just over three hours. You will walk around 3 miles. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Entire Series of 3
Cost: $60 per person
To purchase a series ticket click any date to proceed.

Individual Hikes
Members: $25 per person
Non-Members: $30 per person

#1 Heritage Hike: Kansas City's Historic Immigrant Communities

Columbus Park
October 12, 2017 @ 9:00am

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By the 1920s, the single largest immigrant group to Kansas City was the Italians, coming primarily from Sicily. Together with the German immigrants they resides in a sub-community known as "Little Italy" which is now Columbus Park, and were to eventually command political influence by virtue of their cohesiveness. Once home to Kansas Citys infamous mafia scene in the early 1900s Columbus Park has transformed into a tapestry of multiculturalism.


#2 Heritage Hike: Kansas City's Historic Immigrant Communities
Kansas City's West Side Story...The Irish, Swedish and Hispanic Communities
October 19, 2017 @ 9:00am
Convene in front of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2544 Madison Avenue



This hike includes the church mentioned below, The Guadalupe Center, The Shrine of Guadalupe, an array of homes located along the 1600 sections of Jefferson and Summit streets and other historic sites. The view of Kansas City's Downtown is amazing from 1600 Jefferson Street!
The view incredible visage usually overwhelms the hikes.


#3 Heritage Hike: Kansas City's Historic Immigrant Communities
From Catalpa Trees and Cottonwoods to the "West Bottoms"
October 26, 2017 @ 9:00am
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The West Bottoms was originally referred to as the "French Bottoms". It was the site of trade between French trappers and Kansas Indians. The area was established by the trappers as an area of commerce. The stockyards flourished through the 1940s and at its peak only the Union Stock Yards in Chicago were bigger.

The latest redevelopment attracted upscale and artistic tenants to redevelop buildings and helping reestablish the West Bottoms area.

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