History Speaks

Online Local History Series

The Westport Historical Society and the 1855 Harris Kearney House are extremely excited to announce The History Presentation Series History Speaks on our website. The goal of the series is to teach about local, state, and national history, and foster interest in preservation. Subjects include information and stories on people, places, things, and ideas.



Remember the Ladies

The first program REMEMBER THE LADIES, by Alisha Cole, looks at the women’s movement in the 20th century. Alisha Cole is Principal with Arcadia Consulting, a historian, and a Board Member of the Westport Historical Society. When you hit each slide for the second time in the attached PowerPoint presentation, the recording is activated.

John Calvin McCoy: Students' Perspectives

John Calvin McCoy was an early settler of the area, and he is responsible for the creation of both Westport and Kansas City. This short historic documentary focuses on his contributions.

New presentations will be announced, soon. 

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 pandemic as local guidelines allow, we are open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 pm, with the last tour beginning at 4:15 pm. 

Private tours or group tours are available upon request and require a deposit or prepayment to hold the reservation. Please call (816) 561-1821 or email westporthistorical@gmail.com to schedule.


(816) 561-1821



4000 Baltimore

Kansas City, Missouri 64111



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A Place in History

The Harris-Kearney House and Westport Historical Society are members of The Santa Fe Trail Association.  The Harris-Kearney House is a designated historic site on the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. Travelers along these trails would stop in "West Port" before "jumping off!"  We make efforts to conserve the history of these trails for generations to come!

The latest information, hours, and fees are on our Facebook page.

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