Kansas City & Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. We highlight prominent women with ties to the Kansas City area.  

Kansas City Athenaeum

The Kansas City Athenaeum was founded in 1894.

 

'Madam' Annie Chambers

Annie Chambers became a Kansas City legend for her famous brothel in Kansas City's River Market.

 

Amelia Earhart

Aviator and author Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas.  

 

Clara Stover

Clara Stover, wife of famous chocolatier Russell Stover, played a major role in developing the now famous candy company.

 

Nelle E. Peters

Nelle Peters left behind a legacy of architecture that helped forever shape the appearance of KC.

 

Nell Donnelly Reed

Ellen “Nell” Donnelly Reed was a dress manufacturer and entrepreneur in Kansas City.

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