negro leagues baseball & american jazz museums

Wednesday only 8am to 2pm $62 per person, includes boxed lunch

Music? We thought you’d never ask. Kansas City has plenty. Just hop on the bus and make your way to the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. Here we will visit the American Jazz Museum with exhibits on Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, as well as Kansas City native Charlie Parker.

Adjacent to the Jazz Museum, we’ll visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The museum is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African American baseball and its impact on the social fabric of America. Here you’ll find the stories of the game’s heroes, and their accomplishments–on and off the field. Follow this link to a recent KC Star article about the museum

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Richie Martin points at a picture of his grandfather, Walter Thomas, who played for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945.

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