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“a look into the past”

Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center
Ranked #8 of 54 things to do in Kansas City
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

set in what was a orphanage in the late 1800's the museum reviews the cultural past of the diverse region of Serbians, Greeks, Croatians, and Russians that lived in the area of Strawberry Hill

3  Thank ET-MCMLX
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We toured the museum and culture center over the holidays and enjoyed the beautiful nativities that adorned the chapel. We began our tour in the chapel with our guide giving us a brief introduction on the history of the chapel, how the orphanage came into being and the history of the museum and culture center. The tour was very informative, however we did feel rushed as we went into each of the rooms in the Hall of Immigrants. It was very hard to look at all that was in each room from the different countries that were represented. The rooms were beautifully decorated with Christmas decorations and other items from the cultures that have lived in the Strawberry Hill District. We understand that during the Christmas season that others are thinking the same, and just took in all that we could with the anticipation of returning during a time that is not so busy.

We did end our tour with a stop in the tea room. Perhaps during the holidays, the best time to stop in here would have been at 1:00 PM when they opened to get the best selection of the wonderful desserts they serve here. However, we did enjoy the few that we had to choose from along with our coffee and tea.

We will definitely be back to check out the things that we didn't have time to see. The museum is only open on Saturday & Sunday from 12-5, and the tea room from 1-4.

3  Thank LilyPlatteCity
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

The guided Christmas tour puts a special touch to this preservation of a turn of the century lifestyle where eastern Europe's oldest culture of immigrants settled. The "Strawberry Hill" area of Kansas City, KS still remains a living ethnic, largely Croatian, community. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, but try to do it in the Christmas season when the chapel is also fully decorated. Save extra time for the tea room treats and tea.

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