Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD)
On August 23, 2017, the Kansas City Museum will open the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD), a new special exhibition and programming space located at 800 Broadway Blvd. on the first floor of the historic 800 Broadway Building at the northwest corner of 8th St. and Broadway Blvd. in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
The KCM@HGD provides 3,300 square feet for exhibitions, programs, and events, and it is adjacent to Garment District Place Park. In addition, the KCM@HGD is across the street from the Historic Garment District Museum, a 1,000 square-foot space located at 801 Broadway in the historic Poindexter Building at the northeast corner of 8th St. and Broadway Blvd.
The Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) will offer special exhibitions that display historical items from the Kansas City Museum’s collections and also present contemporary works by local fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and artists.
The Historic Garment District Museum will continue to celebrate the people who worked in Kansas City’s Garment District by showcasing the companies for which they worked, the clothing they made, and the equipment they used. The Historic Garment District Museum displays 25-35 garments, that are changed seasonally, and demonstrate the variety of materials and styles of predominantly the 1940s through the 1970s. Currently on display is light clothing for summer wear.
Starting on August 23, 2017, both the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (KCM@HGD) and the Historic Garment District Museum will be open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.