First Missouri Battleship Launched

On December 29, 1901, the first Battleship Missouri was launched with a bottle of vintage Missouri wine. 

Death of Arthur Bryant

On December 28, 1982, Arthur Bryant dies at the age of 80, working at the restaurant he made famous until the end. Bryant wasn’t from Kansas City, but he certainly helped make Kansas City barbecue famous.

K.C. City Scout: Explore the Golden Age

Gatsby Days is a highlight of arts and culture in Kansas City. Bank robbery reenactments, live jazz, poetry readings, window displays, a fashion walk, escape room games, and more allow you to explore the culture and history of the Golden Age at this annual event in downtown Excelsior Springs.