Sunday, August 10, 2014
Week of Fun---Part 3
Today we are going to The
Strawberry Hill Museum
and Cultural Center.
Back in the day the museum
belonged to The Scroggs
Family and was "one of the
most outstanding examples
of the Queen Anne Style
house" erected in Kansas
As the marker says-it was built
in 1887 and the family lived
here for 32 years. Many years
later the home was turned into
an orphanage in order to accom-
odate the many orphans that were
left behind due to a horrible flu
epidemic. Today visitors can see
the additions made for the children
and many of the home's original
pieces of furniture, decorative items
and beautiful stained glass windows.
In 1988 the Museum opened when it
was acquired by the Strawberry Hill
Ethnic Cultural Society. The society
promotes and preserves the ethnic
heritage prevalent in Kansas City,
Strawberry Hill is primarily a
Croatian community but also
represents the cultural diversity of
the community. While touring the
museum, visitors will learn about
Danish, Polish, Slovakian, Russian
and several others cultures.
For those of you who are local and
if you visit here make sure that you
see the Pope John Paul's bed and
personal items from his private
trips to Kansas City via TWA.
Lastly this house has gone
through A LOT over the years but
it is still a beautiful and well preserved.
Volunteers take care of the house and
grounds, guide tours, run the gift shop
and the tea room. A job well done!
This is the city view from the
There are no pictures from the
inside due to not being allowed
to take any.
In the evening after our museum trip
we came here to watch our Minor League
team play baseball.
It was First Responders Night at the
The Kansas City T-Bones played the
Winnipeg Goldeyes. PLAY ball!
Lots of fans.
A cool treat for a hot night. Yum!
A beautiful sunset.
Those crazy kids. My seat neighbor
was kind enough to take our pic.
Fireworks to end the game and a
I hope you enjoyed the various
places we visited.
~Keep on Dreaming~