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KC History Crawl: Garment District

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Majestic

931 Broadway Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64105

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During the early- to mid-twentieth century, Kansas City was an epicenter of fashion. Home to a vibrant textile and garment manufacturing industry, thousands of residents worked in related businesses. One in seven American women owned a garment designed and made in Kansas City.

The Garment District (an area roughly defined between 6th and 11th Streets, and Washington and Wyandotte Streets) consisted of a collection of workshops, stores, and businesses that sprang up after World War I. In its heyday the industry comprised among the largest garment districts in the nation, and was Kansas City’s second largest industry and employer.

In this history crawl walking tour, attendees will hear stories of the people who made stylish marks on our city, and view several of the buildings and landmarks in the Garment District which played important roles in this period in local history.


About the tour:

Our history crawl tour guide will be David W. Jackson, co-author of We Were Hanging By A Thread, an exploration of KC’s garment manufacturing and district history. The crawl will last two hours, featuring stops throughout the District, including the Historic Garment District Museum space at 801 Broadway Blvd.

Please note you’ll tally nearly 2,000 steps in this walking tour, and two sites have some stairs. Ticket holders are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear and to dress appropriately for the weather; tour will proceed rain or shine.

Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m. at The Majestic Restaurant, where tour participants will get their audio devices and enjoy a brief overview presentation and some light snacks. The tour starts at The Majestic and concludes at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District, 800 Broadway Blvd., where attendees are invited to attend a complimentary reception with David W. Jackson.

Space is limited - get your tickets today!

This event is rain or shine.

Recommended for ages 21+

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History Crawl Partners:

Kansas City Public Library / Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library

National WWI Museum and Memorial / The Modernists

Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District

The Majestic Restaurant

Paolini Garment Company

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Kansas City, MO 64105

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