The Kansas City Museum plans to reopen Corinthian Hall to the public on Thursday, July 6, 2023, after a temporary closure.
A malfunction of the HVAC system occurred on January 11, 2023, causing water damage to select areas on all four floors of Corinthian Hall. The Kansas City Museum Foundation and the City of Kansas City Missouri mobilized quickly to engage contractors to address the water damage restoration and begin to repair and upgrade the HVAC system. HVAC is a critical operational system because the Museum strives to have precise temperature and humidity control for the preservation of artifacts and historic buildings on the property.
On April 20, 2023, the City Council approved funding for the repairs, and JE Dunn Construction began work on April 24, 2023. No damage was done to collection materials and repairs have been made to ceilings, floors, and electrical and mechanical systems.
The buildings and grounds of the Kansas City Museum are owned by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and fully governed, operated, and managed by the Kansas City Museum Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, through a cooperative agreement with the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.
For information on upcoming programs and events, visit kansascitymuseum.org.