Origin of Uncovering History

Origins of the Uncovering History Project

In 2021, the Midtown KC Post was relaunched as an online site covering news and information of interest to Midtown Kansas City, specifically the two dozen neighborhoods in the area between 31st and 55th, State Line and The Paseo. For four years, the site covered stories about development and redevelopment, happenings at city hall, neighborhood issues, small businesses and nonprofits.

The Midtown KC Post also featured a weekly “Uncovering History” blog post. Those posts about the history of each block of Kansas City generated the most interest, conversation, and reaction from our readers.

In 2016, the Midtown KC Post refocused its efforts on history, dropping daily news coverage and ramping up in-depth looks at each block of Midtown. The Uncovering history project also asked readers to share their memories and thoughts block-by-block as a way of preserving important memories.