$15 million renovations get underway at Kansas City Museum

Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 07:02:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Museum is getting a high-dollar makeover. Tuesday, city leaders met to kick-off the construction on Corinthian Hall in the Historic Northeast area of the city.

The former home of R.A Long was transformed into a museum back in 1940. In just the last few years, the building has been run down, needing several repairs to bring it back to life.

“People will say that you haven’t been to Kansas City until you’ve been to the Kansas City Museum because it’s going to tell the story of Kansas City,” KCMO City Architect Eric Bosch said.

The Museum currently has more than 100,000 artifacts in storage. Bosch said they plan to display some of them throughout the mansion as soon as renovations are completed in 2019.

The work will cost $15 million, and the funds are coming from the $800 million bond project that Kansas City voters approved last spring.

Watch an interview with the musuem's executive director and communications director  below.