Arthur Bryant's Kansas City Barbecue

March 22, 1940

Henry Perry died in Kansas City and turned his legendary barbecue restaurant over to Charlie Bryant.


9 Relics You Can See in Missouri

From the jacket worn by Mark Twain to Truman's famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign, you can find these historical icons within the borders of the Show-Me State.


February 14, 1920

In Kansas City Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Both St. Louis and Kansas City were among the original franchises.


Kansas City Missouri

February 4, 1850

The “Town of Kansas” was incorporated in Missouri on this day. Today, we known it as Kansas City.


January 26, 1945

An era ended on this date when "Boss" Tom Pendergast died. With his Kansas City Democrat machine he controlled Missouri politics for years.


Inside the 50th Miss Black America Pageant

The 50th Anniversary Miss Black America Pageant celebrates black beauty, empowerment, and positivity in a national TV special with Kansas City hospitality on display.


Kansas City Missouri

January 21, 1879

The Kansas Senate approved a plan to move their border eastward, thus stealing Kansas City from Missouri.


Superbowl I Kansas City Chiefs

January 15, 1967

The Kansas City Chiefs appeared in the nation’s very first Super Bowl.


Backward and in High Heels: Remembering Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was born as Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence in 1911, and she spent her early years in Independence and Kansas City. Ginger is best remembered for movies made with dancing partner Fred Astaire. She is famously credited for doing everything Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.


Nelson Atkins Museum Thinker

December 11, 1933

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 45th and Oak streets in Kansas City opened on this day.