Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City

47th Street at Wornall Road – Kansas City, MO

A few years back the Johnson County Library created a self guided driving tour of Kansas City. The tour focused on the history of segregation in the Kansas City area from a real estate perspective.

Using interviews and stories from notable city figures the tour explains the use of real estate in Kansas City to keep the city segregated. The tour begins in Prairie Village and winds it’s way through some of Kansas City’s most historic neighborhoods.

In total the tour should take you about 90 minutes. The tour is free and can be found using the link provided below.

Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City


Charcuterie board perfection at Geo’s Cheese in Waldo

Geo’s Cheese in Waldo had the unfortunate task of opening up during the height of the pandemic scare. Despite the horrible timing they have gotten off to a great start and are “aging well”.

There is no doubt that this has everything to do with their extensive selection of delicious hard to find cheeses as well as the shops old school charm. Owner Spencer Woodard has been in the cheese business for years on the wholesale side and his knowledge of all things cheese is clearly on display.

They are nestled up right next to Governor Stumpy’s Grill House on Gregory Blvd in Waldo. You can find out more and make plans to build the perfect charcuterie board on their website here.


Boulevard Drive-In to open Friday June 5th

The Boulevard Drive-In will open up for the season this Friday June 5th. While it will be nice to get out and see a movie, this won’t be like the drive-in trips you remember.

The concession stand is currently closed and the playground in front of the screen is off limits. Patrons are to stay in their cars at all times except to use the restroom.

They are not allowing lawn chairs or blankets but you can sit in a truck bed or an SUV with the hatch open. You can read all of the new rules and regulations on the Boulevard Drive-in website here.


$50 gift card to your favorite KC area restaurant

This weeks giveaway is a little different than our last one. Entry is simple and the best part is you get to choose your restaurant!

Simply comment on the Facebook post promoting this giveaway and tag the restaurant you want to attend as well as the friends you’d bring with you. Then share the post with your friends list. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday May 29th.

Things to do KC is happy to help our local restaurants get back into the swing of things. We hope that this giveaway can help in a small way.

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Chiefs single-game tickets to go on sale Friday

The Chiefs 2020 season schedule is set to be released on Thursday with home game tickets available for purchase on Friday, May 8th. Season ticket members will have a presale beginning Friday at 11 a.m.

As always, Jackson County residents will have a presale opportunity to purchase single-game tickets for the 2020 season from 8 – 10 a.m. on Friday. The presale is available online only this season.

The box office will not be open for any ticket sales during this time. The general public may purchase tickets beginning at Noon on Friday. You can purchase the tickets on the Chiefs website.

Refund / Cancellation Policy From the Chiefs Website: If a game is canceled and cannot be rescheduled or is played under conditions that prohibit fans from attending, such as a public authority restricts gatherings to no more than a small number of people, primary ticket and parking purchasers will receive a full refund for any impacted games, including any fees paid. Season Ticket Members will have the option for a refund or can credit the cost of their variably priced ticket(s) for any affected games. Any resale tickets purchased would be subject to the refund policy of the marketplace used for purchase.

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