History

1985
Jun 01

Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center opens in Crossroads

Jim Leedy opened this gallery, which sparked a movement of other galleries and artists to the Crossroads. Soon the galleries began staying open late on Fridays, leading to the now wildly popular First Friday event.

1981
Jul 17
May 01
Mar 01
1979
Jun 04
1978
Jan 28
1976
Aug 16

Republican National Convention held at Kemper Arena

The Republicans met in Kansas City from August 16 to August 19, narrowly nominating Gerald R. Ford for president and Bob Dole for Vice President.

Jul 08
1971
Jan 01

Emery, Bird, Thayer demolished

Built in 1889, this iconic store closed in 1968 and the building was demolished three years later for a parking lot.

1966
Jun 01