Join WHS and fellow history enthusiasts at fun and educational events!
Check the calendar below for details on events.
Feel free to Contact Us with questions!
June and July : Music Exhibit/s and Concert/s
A time to learn about, listen to and enjoy many facets of 19th Century Music . . . with interesting twists that can still be heard in 2020 music.
Please join us for MUSIC ON THE GREEN at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House, 4000 Baltimore, KCMO, every Saturday afternoon in June and July, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, umbrella, lunch, family, neighbors, and friends. At these FREE weekly concerts, everyone is sure to enjoy all types of music presented by wonderfully talented musicians. A full schedule of musicians and their music will be announced soon. For more information, call 816-561-1821, 913-231-6749, or send an email to email@example.com
Free parking, and bottled water for purchase.
Some chairs will be available--may call ahead and reserve at no charge.
Cancelations possible depending on weather; check our website and Facebook page.
September and October: Quilt Show and Exhibits
December 5: Christmas Open House
See for yourself how the Harris family decorated and celebrated the year end holidays in the 1800s. Call 816-561-1821 for tour times.
Show Me Missouri in Dolls thru Aug 28, 2021
Dolls tell the stories of Missouri’s past in the “Show Me Missouri in Dolls” exhibit at the Harris-Kearney House. The second annual doll exhibit of the Westport Historical Society will be on view Fridays and Saturdays through August 28, 2021, as part of the museum’s regular viewing hours. Select dolls will portray historical figures and recreate historical photographs in celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial. The Harris-Kearney House is a museum member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. For more information, visit the Westport Historical Society’s website at westporthistorical.com.
QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW
SEPT 4 – OCT 30, 2021
1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House
4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO
Quilting is an Art Form and much more!!
Tammy Reid, wife of Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, has such a contagious enthusiasm for quilts that she inspired our Quilt Extravaganza Show this fall. Originally planned two years ago and postponed due to Covid… we invite everyone to visit the Exhibit to see over 50 of Tammy’s quilts she has collected since a young girl, along with the 18th & 19th century quilts belonging to the 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House. Tammy is scheduled to do a “Trunk Show” of her quilts on September 11th with time and location forthcoming.
More than just a historic quilt show, our main goal is to educate and share Tammy’s enthusiasm over quilts made between the 1850s and today, including: the evolution and “how-to” of quilt construction and what was used to make them, symbols in patterns, dyes, stitches, fabrics and embellishments, stories they tell, purposes for which they served, as well as how the art of quilt making has evolved into today’s modern quilt creations and the business of quilting.
Whether you are a quilter, a quilt enthusiast or simply curious, our second goal is to satisfy anyone’s interest by providing activities about any style and type of quilt between the 1850s thru current day, not just those on display. Programs, talks, workshops and other activities will be available each weekend during the Sept 4-Oct 30th Exhibit, opening Labor Day Weekend. The general schedule of activities will include three quilt categories:
• Historic & Quilt Collection topics: a 4-part series on weekends 1, 3, 5 and 7
• Art Quilts & Creative Themes: a 2-part series which coincide with the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September. Weather permitting we will host a Quilt Sale on the lawn of the museum both weekends.
• Technical & Construction Themes plus topics of interest to junior quilters: a 2-part series on the weekends of 6 and 8.
Details will be posted on the website this week with updates announced on Facebook. For more information, please call The Harris-Kearney House today or email us at:
Special Thanks to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival (KCRQF) for their generous support of our Quilt Extravaganza!! https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/special-collections/