This event takes place the first four Thursdays in May (05/02, 05/09, 05/16, 05/23) from 10:30AM - 12:00PM at the Brookside Room in the UMKC Administrative Center. David J. Trowbridge, Ph.D., William T. Kemper Associate Research Professor of Digital and Public Humanities, Department of History will be leading this event. It costs $50 ($70 with a parking permit) there is also a Zoom option.
This course will explore Kansas City’s history and art through the lens of the city’s most iconic people and landmarks. From downtown skyscrapers to suburban neighborhoods, we will explore the history behind landmarks such as Union Station, Country Club Plaza, downtown KCKS and KCMO, 18th and Vine, the Crossroads District, Quindaro, and many other landmarks and neighborhoods. We will also explore cultural landmarks such as the sculpture garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, along with museums, fountains, and iconic buildings past and present. The course will include short lectures, guest speakers, and discussions. Dr. Trowbridge is the creator of Clio, a website and mobile application that has been utilized by over 500 organizations around the country to share the history and art of their cities. Participants will also have the option, should they desire, to work with Trowbridge and UMKC students to record and share the histories of area landmarks and neighborhoods during the course and beyond.