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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures Reopening August 1, 2015

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After nearly a year and a half of renovations, you’ll want to see the reopened museum and its antique toys and fine-scale miniatures in all new exhibits.

Explore interactive exhibits and check out a mega toy sculpture featuring donated toys.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures opened in 1982 as the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City.  Located in a building on the corner of 52nd and Oak on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, the 7,000-square-foot museum had two full-time staff members.

Over the next thirty years  the museum grew to 33,000 square feet. The collection increased to over 72,000 objects.

On August 1, 2015, the museum will reopen as The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures with the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
5235 Oak St.  Kansas City, MO
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information and ticket prices, visit the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures website.

LIVE MUSIC 4/9 – 4/12/2015

Live Music in Kansas CityLots of live music coming up this weekeknd!

While this is by no means a complete listing of everything going on, perhaps you;ll find something here to go out and hear.

Get out there and support live music in our great city!


John Goolsby music of Sam Cooke @Knuckleheads Back Lounge
Show at 8:00 PM

The John Velghe Band with “David George & A Crooked Mile” and Jelly Bread @Knuckleheads
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM

The Grand Marquis @Jazz Louisiana Kitchen, 7 -10 pm

Spaghetti Western Thursday @the Westport Saloon
movies from 6-8 pm, then the – Honky Tonk Song Swap
with Dusty Rust & the Roamin’ Oklahomans & sguests


The James Hunter Six with special guest The Belairs @Knuckleheads
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM

Whiskey for the Lady; Dusty Rust / John Henry & Friends @the Westport Saloon
10 pm


Open Jam with Billy Ebeling & Duane Goldston @Knuckleheads
1-5:30pm- No ticket Required

Iron Board Sam @Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge
Doors at 3:00 PM, Show at 3:00 PM

Kris Lager Band Also @Knuckleheads performing in Back Room w/NMO Ticket Purchase
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM

North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Present N.M.O @Knuckleheads with special guest The Daneille Nicole Band
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM

The Quivers, Mad Kings, Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats @the Westport Saloon
10 pm

Mikal Shapiro CD release @Davey’s Uptown with Hardship Letters
9 pm, $10


Open Jam @Knuckleheads with Levee Town
1-6pm – No ticket Required

Robben Ford into the sun tour 2015 @Knuckleheads
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM

PopSkull Rebels @Hot Rod to Holy Cow
3 pm

Herb & Wildflower Sale: Saturday, April 25

plant pictureGetting your garden started?  Looking for some native wildflowers?  How about some herb plants?  Have we got a deal for you!

From the Wornall/Majors House Museum Facebook page:

Herb & Wildflower Sale: Saturday, April 25

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
John Wornall House Museum
6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64113

The Herb and Wildflower Sale at the John Wornall House is a beloved annual tradition in the community. Join us to buy wildflowers from the Missouri Wildflower Nursery and locally grown herbs for your garden. Arrive early for the best selection – items will sell out!

Proceeds support the Museum’s community education programs for all ages.