Historic KC Shares Mission Statement Amid Holiday Cry For Help

Fundraising season starts and organizations from across Kansas City will be asking locals to open their hearts and wallets.

Historic preservation is always a favorite but comes at a higher price than most pleading for cash. 

Reality check: Kansas City can't remain trapped in the past given the rapid pace of technology and financial.

This year there was a bevy of old school photos circulating that advocated for the density and vibrancy of downtown streets a hundred years ago . . . We couldn't help but chuckle when one of our commenters myth-busted that notion by referencing horses manure on local streets, tenement housing and illegal labor practices which also dominated the era.

Still . . .

We can't argue with the passion of local preservation activists and their recent pitch is moving. 

Check-it . . .

"We save places because they stir us. They’re inspiring examples of Kansas City art and spirit, ingenuity, and craft. They heighten our sense of place and connect us through the generations. They help us remember what’s important in our lives. We save places people will use and enjoy today, adapting vintage places rather than throwing them away, to keep connections to the past and to spare the landfills. We believe that, like hard work and hospitality, revitalization is a real Kansas City value. We save places because restored landmarks are economic drivers. They improve property values, promote tourism, and inject vitality into neighborhoods and business districts. They create and support local jobs. Their distinctiveness attracts the workforce of the future. Perhaps most importantly, we save places because they’re the sites that draw us in and hold us fast. They’re the places among which we live, work, explore, and pass on what we’ve learned. Saving places. It’s our passion and our purpose. Through preserving and understanding our past we explore and advance our unity and better grasp our shared heritage."

We don't link the vast majority of local fundraising drives on this blog BUT invite readers to learn more about the organization.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Historic Kansas City

Raise awareness and nominate a threatened place to Historic Kansas City's Most Endangered Places list. Nominations are due SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 AT 5 PM See Details HERE . Read More Historic Kansas City " The Historic Kansas City has a lot of events happening throughout the year.