In 1945, Jackie Robinson hit .387
as th Monarchs' shortstop . He was
the first Monarch to go into white
baseball. The team disbanded in
1965 due to many players being sent
to the major leagues.
Notable other Monarchs- Buck O'Neil
and Satchel Paige.
For more information--Google
Negro League Baseball.
Next stop is the Negro League
Baseball Museum. Located in the
18th and Vine District here in KC.
The museum opened in 1997 but
was "founded in 1990 and is a
privately funded non-profit
organzation dedicated to preserving
the rich history of African-American
You can take a self-guided tour where
you will see displays , photos, a museum
store and artifacts from 1800's-1960's.
For more information: www.nlbm.com
This is Alexander Austin a self
taught artist who was at Fanfest
drawing Buck O'Neil he was
intrumental in getting the Negro
League Museum here.
Satchel Paige artifacts at Fanfest.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
I will say this is one of the most
enjoyable places I have visited.
There is soooo much to see here.
William Rockwell Nelson- a news
paper owner and Mary McAffee
Atkins-a school teacher both
enjoyed the arts and were looking
for a place here in KC, when both
passed on the trustees from their
estates agreed to combine their
funds and what we know as the
Nelson-Atkins Museum was born!
The Nelson as we know it is open
Wednesday-Sunday-see web for
their hours. Admission is FREE
except for special exhibits.
You can take a self guided tour
a mobile app. Reservations are
taken for school groups and
adult groups over six. There is
all kinds of art is here for you to
see, there is a sculpture garden
and the new Bloch Building is a
must see also.
don't forget the Shuttlecocks!
You gotta see em!
~Keep on Dreaming~