Kansas City, here we come…


photo: Andrew Peterson

This year’s annual meeting for the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) is in Kansas City, September 26–29. And, we will be there!

Not everyone knows that NEH on the Road is operated and toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance, headquartered in Kansas City. So naturally, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome you to our hometown. Stop by to visit us in Booth 108 in the Exhibit Hall to hear about our newest exhibitions and a few special deals we have to offer.

And better yet, R.S.V.P. to amanda (at) maaa.org to attend a special reception at our headquarters on Friday, September 28, 5:00–6:30 p.m. Get a behind the scenes tour of our operations, located at 2018 Baltimore Ave., meet our staff, and more.

Need recommendations for BBQ? Museums? Attractions and destinations? We are happy to share some of our personal favorites along with a few other things to know.

Arthur Bryant’s: This spot is legendary and known for its peppery sauce.
Joe’s Kansas City: Go to the original location inside a working gas station in Kansas City, Kansas.
Char Bar: Located in historic Westport, this joint has a great outdoor play area and offers BBQ jackfruit for the vegetarians.

National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Attractions and Destinations
Union Station
Kansas City Crossroads Arts District
Country Club Plaza

Other Things to Know
Streetcar: Free rides of downtown offered from the River Market to Union Station.
Plaza Art Fair: Come early. One of the nation’s largest art fairs happens Sept 22–24.