The 19th Century Kansas City “Vampires”

What is a Vampire? Vampire lore (or Vampir as it was in the original German spelling) has existed in countless cultures across the world. In European lore, vampires were usually someone who rose from the dead at night and would terrorize/kill their family or neighbors. They would often drink the blood of their victims by [...]

Union Station

History Located at 30 West Pershing Road in Kansas City, Missouri is the historical Union Station. This locally famous structure was built in 1914 at a whopping size of 850,000 square feet, and originally featured 900 rooms. During this buildings prime as a working train station, hundreds of thousands of passengers would come through each [...]

Union Cemetery

History Located at 227 East 28th Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri is the beautiful and historic Union Cemetery. It is the oldest public cemetery in the Kansas City area, holding approximately 55,000 souls. This cemetery features some of the most prominent names in Kansas Cities history, such as the grave of Thomas Jefferson Goforth, who [...]

Alexander Majors House (and Barn)

History Located at 8201 State Line Rd in Kansas City, Missouri is the historical Alexander Majors House. This lovely antebellum house was built in 1856 for the family of Alexander Majors. The house served as both a family home and as the headquarters for Majors' very successful freight company. Many people carry on memory of [...]

The Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

History The lovely stone "castle" ruins at the Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camden County, Missouri are one of the Midwest's favorite travel spots and its name comes from the Native American Osage phase that translates to "laughing waters". The ruins have not always looked this way though; this location used to be a [...]

Glore Psychiatric Museum

History Located in St. Joseph, Missouri is the award winning Glore Psychiatric Museum. Named after George Glore, this museum houses over 10,000 items for visitors to view.  George Glore was an occupational therapist for the St. Joseph State Hospital and worked with his patients to build and recreate past medical devices used to treat mentally [...]