Do you remember the corner of Westport Road and Main Street?

While the block around Westport Road and Main Street has changed since 1940, the building at this corner remains. Today it is home to Oddly Correct; in 1940, it was the location of a Foster’s Shoe Store. The northwest corner of Westport Road ...

Westport candlelight tour takes visitors back to Christmas 1864

This weekend in Westport you can take a trip back in time to celebrate Christmas in 1864. At the Harris-Kearney House, 4000 Baltimore, the March family (from the book Little Women) gathers with John and Henrietta Harris. The holiday season was ...

Pryde’s building in Westport was Miss Thome’s dance studio

This building, very familiar to people today as the site of Pryde’s in Westport, played an important role in history. Miss Helen Thomes used it as her dance studio, teaching “joy of life and appreciation of beauty” to many young Kansas ...

Guitarist kicks off Westport Center for the Arts’ series

Guitarist John Francis kicks off the 2015-16 season of Westport Center for the Arts’ Brown Bag Concert series with a performance at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Road. Francis will be performing ...

Body of missing man has been found

Stephen Mitchell, missing since March 13 Police have found the body of a Kansas City man reported missing earlier this month. They say the body of 48-year-old Steven Mitchell was located April 12 in the 600 block of Tracy.  The cause of death ...

Kansas City known for fine dining

Bluestem in Westport. A new survey ranks Kansas City third nationwide among cities for food snobs. Travel+Leisure reports that the survey shows the city “is more than just burnt ends.” Kansas City ranked high for both barbecue and fine dining ...

St. Patrick’s Day Run through Midtown Saturday morning

As Midtown gears up for St. Patrick’s Day, the annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run is scheduled for this Saturday. The race sponsored by the Kansas City Track Club begins Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m., “when bagpipes will sound, glasses ...

Do you know the history of this Heart of Westport neighborhood block?

The 3900 block of Central is near the corner of Broadway and Westport Road, where the Corner Restaurant now stands. In the 1940s, when this photo was taken, the building appeared to house the headquarters for a Jackson County Sheriff candidate. As ...

Westport Center for the Arts offers folk music performance

American folk music – both old and new– takes center stage at a Westport Center for the Arts’ Brown Bag Concert Series March 20. Folk musician Kelly Werts and guest vocalist Pam Gregory will explore American folk music during their ...

Learn ghost hunting in historic Westport museum

Courtesy Westport Historical Society. The ever-popular chance to look for ghosts in one of Westport’s oldest houses is coming up again. S.P.O.O.KS Investigations (The Supernatural Paranormal Organization of Kansas) presents a look into “History ...