1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum and Westport Historical Society

1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum and Westport Historical Society We are a house museum, and the oldest remaining residence in Kansas City. We are owned and operated by the Westport Historical Society. Non-Profit

Operating as usual

10/22/2021
Misty and Tammy Reid talk antique quilt collecting and more!

SPECIAL THANKS to the Missouri Star Quilt Co. for this wonderful interview between Misty and Tammy about her quilt collection.

There is still time to buy your tickets to Tammy's Talk this coming Wednesday (Not Oct 10th that Tammy says in the interview because the date was changed to October 27th, from 12:30-2:00pm.

Please don't delay, tickets to Tammy’s Talk must be purchased IN ADVANCE. Tickets have been on sale throughout the exhibit for our DRAWING for multiple prizes and winning tickets will be pulled at the end of Tammy’s Talk. Oct. 30th is the last day to view Tammy’s Quilt Exhibit.

Visit https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city for more Details about Tammy’s Talk and her Quilt Exhibit and Drawing prizes. The website includes the link to purchase your tickets, exhibit passes or learn more about the Drawing and purchase tickets for a chance to win

Tammy’s Interview with Misty at the Missouri Star Quilt Co. https://fb.watch/8OZOx3wxrx/

Plan now to attend this cool program Saturday, November 20
10/13/2021

Plan now to attend this cool program Saturday, November 20

Plan now to attend this cool program Saturday, November 20

09/24/2021

CIVIL WAR WEDNESDAYS
At the
1855 Harris-Kearney House
4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri

11 AM - 3:30 PM through October

The 1855 Harris-Kearney House is Kansas City's oldest remaining brick residence and is a Nationally Designated Historic Site on the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails in Westport. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Kansas City Register of Historic Places, the Greek Revival mansion was constructed in 1855 by Col. John and Henrietta Harris, early area settlers from Kentucky.
The Mansion House. as it was first labeled by the community, stands prominently on the Battle of Westport Civil War Battlefield. In the fall of 1861, the Harris home was used as headquarters for Union officers, and following, in October of 1864, some of the Harris grandchildren witnessed the Battle of Westport raging around them from the mansion's second floor windows. Later the children saw their grandparents’ Harris House Hotel used as a field hospital.
The Mansion House has been restored to its 1855 appearance and shares with visitors the tragic days of the Battle of Westport and the people who lived, worked, and gave their lives for our country.
Visit the 1855 Harris-Kearney House every Wednesday beginning October 6 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm for CIVIL WAR DAYS. You can visit with Civil War historians, tour what was once the headquarters of union officers, and view artifacts from the battle. For more information or questions, please send an email to [email protected].

Our Fall 2021 Quilt Extravaganza has experienced some changes, including cancellation of all programs except Tammy's Tal...
09/06/2021

Our Fall 2021 Quilt Extravaganza has experienced some changes, including cancellation of all programs except Tammy's Talk and the Quilt Exhibit, but it is not too late to join us for some fun!

TAMMY REID'S QUILT EXHIBIT opened this weekend at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House in Westport, 4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri.
>NEW Exhibit Days: every Friday and Saturday, now through October 30th
>NEW Time: 1:00-5:00 pm each Friday and Saturday
>NEW Exhibit Pass Price: $10.00
>Details and Tickets Here: https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city

TAMMY'S TALK has changed and should really be a fun event.

>NEW Date and Time: Wednesday, October 27th from 12:30-2:30 pm.
>NEW Location: Kelly's Westport Inn, 500 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri (Kelly's is closed to the public during our private event.)
>NEW AGENDA: Join us for both an informative and FUN interactive conversation with three panelists and the event's attendees. Refreshments served. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This is not a lesson in how quilts are made.
+TAMMY REID, featured quilt exhibitor
+DAKOTA REDFORD, the Director of the Missouri Quilt Museum, Hamilton, Missouri
+CHRISTINE PEMBROOK, a quilt historian who has studied for 30 years how to determine the age of, or construction date range of when a quilt was constructed. Christine assigned the dates and ranges to all of Tammy's quilts for the exhibit, and those belonging to the museum. Christine is a member of Lee's Summit Quilt Guild
AGENDA and TICKET Details HERE https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city

A CHANCE to WIN 1 of 5 DRAWINGS
Details and Tickets Available On-line https://www.westporthistorical.com/copy-of-tickets-1
Drawing Items Include:
​​
1) Janome 3160QOV Quilting Sewing Machine. Value $650.
Donated by the Missouri Sewing Machine Company​

2) Nespresso Vertuoline Aeroccino Plus Latte Machine. Value $350.
Donated by Pryde's Old Westport

3) "Night on the Town." Package value $300.
One night stay, including breakfast, at the Raphael Hotel on the Plaza. Donated by the Raphael Hotel. Plus a Gift Certificate for two at Ragazza. Value $50. Donated by Ragazza Italian Restaruant​

4) Gift Basket filled with wine and wine glasses, coffee and mugs, candy, candles, books and a KC Chiefs banner. Value $200. Donated by the Westport Historical Society

5) ITEM TBD, Donated by the Kansas City Chiefs

Please don't delay if you plan to join us for any of these events. REGISTER On-Line NOW before it is too late. https://form.jotform.com/212006425042136

Special thanks to all our sponsors for supporting our fund-raising Extravaganza!

Our Fall 2021 Quilt Extravaganza has experienced some changes, including cancellation of all programs except Tammy's Talk and the Quilt Exhibit, but it is not too late to join us for some fun!

TAMMY REID'S QUILT EXHIBIT opened this weekend at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House in Westport, 4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri.
>NEW Exhibit Days: every Friday and Saturday, now through October 30th
>NEW Time: 1:00-5:00 pm each Friday and Saturday
>NEW Exhibit Pass Price: $10.00
>Details and Tickets Here: https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city

TAMMY'S TALK has changed and should really be a fun event.

>NEW Date and Time: Wednesday, October 27th from 12:30-2:30 pm.
>NEW Location: Kelly's Westport Inn, 500 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri (Kelly's is closed to the public during our private event.)
>NEW AGENDA: Join us for both an informative and FUN interactive conversation with three panelists and the event's attendees. Refreshments served. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This is not a lesson in how quilts are made.
+TAMMY REID, featured quilt exhibitor
+DAKOTA REDFORD, the Director of the Missouri Quilt Museum, Hamilton, Missouri
+CHRISTINE PEMBROOK, a quilt historian who has studied for 30 years how to determine the age of, or construction date range of when a quilt was constructed. Christine assigned the dates and ranges to all of Tammy's quilts for the exhibit, and those belonging to the museum. Christine is a member of Lee's Summit Quilt Guild
AGENDA and TICKET Details HERE https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city

A CHANCE to WIN 1 of 5 DRAWINGS
Details and Tickets Available On-line https://www.westporthistorical.com/copy-of-tickets-1
Drawing Items Include:
​​
1) Janome 3160QOV Quilting Sewing Machine. Value $650.
Donated by the Missouri Sewing Machine Company​

2) Nespresso Vertuoline Aeroccino Plus Latte Machine. Value $350.
Donated by Pryde's Old Westport

3) "Night on the Town." Package value $300.
One night stay, including breakfast, at the Raphael Hotel on the Plaza. Donated by the Raphael Hotel. Plus a Gift Certificate for two at Ragazza. Value $50. Donated by Ragazza Italian Restaruant​

4) Gift Basket filled with wine and wine glasses, coffee and mugs, candy, candles, books and a KC Chiefs banner. Value $200. Donated by the Westport Historical Society

5) ITEM TBD, Donated by the Kansas City Chiefs

Please don't delay if you plan to join us for any of these events. REGISTER On-Line NOW before it is too late. https://form.jotform.com/212006425042136

Special thanks to all our sponsors for supporting our fund-raising Extravaganza!

THE 1855 HARRIS-KEARNEY HOUSE is HOSTING ANEXTRAVAGANZA OF QUILTS with Featured Exhibitor Tammy Reid, wife of Andy Reid ...
07/28/2021
About the Quilt Extravaganza | westporthistorical

THE 1855 HARRIS-KEARNEY HOUSE is HOSTING AN
EXTRAVAGANZA OF QUILTS with Featured Exhibitor Tammy Reid, wife of Andy Reid the Head Coach of the KC Chiefs

September 4 – October 30, 2021
Every Saturday and Sunday

Thanks to the generous loan of Tammy's lifetime collection of quilts you will see 61 of her collection of over 100 quilts dating back to the mid-1800s through today which contain vibrant colors, historic patterns, and one-of-a kind designs. Although not a serious quilter, Tammy appreciates the beauty of hand and machine made quilts but she also loves a good bargain like the rest of us. Along with her collection Tammy has a lot of fun stories she will share about them at a talk she will give September 11th on "Every Quilt Has a Story." Ticket sales are open on our website but seats are limited.

This is more than just a quilt fair of old quilts!!
During the 8-week Fundraising Exhibition we have planned:

· Exhibits with 61 quilts of Tammy’s and 25 quilt which belong to the Harris House
· Presentations, classes, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive-informal group sessions
· 23 different topics by 15 guests and quilt experts on categories such as historical quilts, truths, myths and stories related to enslaved women and the underground railroad quilts, how to tell how old your quilt is, information about dyes and symbols in quilts, tips on starting your own quilting business, technical construction lessons and topics for junior quilters
· Share and Solve when you bring your quilt to visit with others for advice and to share your advice on quilt construction problems.
· Activities for kids and junior quilters too

Grab a friend and join us for any or all of the weekend activities. If you prefer, private and group tours to see Tammy’s quilt collection may be booked on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For more information or to book a tour, please call 816-561-1821 or 913-231-6749.

Visit https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city to learn more on each link about:

· More About the Quilt Extravaganza
· Volunteer Exhibit Docents Information, Responsibilities & Sign-Up Form
· Our List of Sponsors & Sponsorship Opportunities
· Course List & Registration Info

Thank you, we hope to see you there.

Alana Smith, Westport Historical Society President and 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum Director

Marty Wiedenmann Jarvis, 2021 Quilt Extravaganza Volunteer Exhibition Director; Email: [email protected]

MORE THAN JUST AN EXHIBIT OF OLD QUILTS... Our featured exhibitor is TAMMY REID, whose husband Andy is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Grab a friend, quilter or not, and join us for some fun ... Our fundraising event will feature quilting activities, incl...
07/11/2021

Grab a friend, quilter or not, and join us for some fun ... Our fundraising event will feature quilting activities, including Tammy Reid presenting "Every Quilt has a Story" on September 10th, plus courses and workshops presented by national and local quilters and will span topics covering mid-1800s quilts-today and every style of quilt you can imagine including today's modern and artsy quilts. Three quilting categories will cover historical topics and techniques, art and technical themes, and topics aimed at the business of quilting. Activities will be offered for children and junior quilters: grade school and high school aged quilters or their parents.

In addition, we will host a QUILT SALE on the weekends during both of the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs: the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September.

DETAILS @ https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city
We have 35 Speakers with 17 topics (some offered on multiple dates) so any Vendors, Sponsors, or Quilt Artists interested in the Quilt Show, or anyone who would like to be added to our email list, please contact us at: [email protected]

Grab a friend, quilter or not, and join us for some fun ... Our fundraising event will feature quilting activities, including Tammy Reid presenting "Every Quilt has a Story" on September 10th, plus courses and workshops presented by national and local quilters and will span topics covering mid-1800s quilts-today and every style of quilt you can imagine including today's modern and artsy quilts. Three quilting categories will cover historical topics and techniques, art and technical themes, and topics aimed at the business of quilting. Activities will be offered for children and junior quilters: grade school and high school aged quilters or their parents.

In addition, we will host a QUILT SALE on the weekends during both of the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs: the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September.

DETAILS @ https://www.westporthistorical.com/2021-quilt-extravaganza-kansas-city
We have 35 Speakers with 17 topics (some offered on multiple dates) so any Vendors, Sponsors, or Quilt Artists interested in the Quilt Show, or anyone who would like to be added to our email list, please contact us at: [email protected]

07/09/2021

CANCELLATION: July 10 Concert at the Harris-Kearney House: Due to weather conditions, the Music on the Green Concert for Saturday July 10 has been cancelled. But we hope to see you all next Saturday afternoon when ItsMurf and the Kaw Mountain String Band will be our free entertainment, 12:30-2:30. Bring your friends!

07/08/2021
06/25/2021

CANCELLATION: JUNE 26 MUSIC ON THE GREEN: With the weather forecast of better than 60% chance of rain for most of tomorrow, we are cancelling tomorrow's show, which was to feature ItsMurf and Bill Banks. Thanks to all who were planning to help out tomorrow.

Hope to see you next week: July 3, with Prairie Dulcimer Club and Fine&Dandy String Band performing.

06/23/2021

Hope you can make it this Saturday afternoon (June 26, 2021 12:30-2:30) to enjoy a free concert on the back lawn of the Harris-Kearney House. ItsMurf is a band of two brothers who play great fingerstyle guitar. Then Bill Banks will be playing tunes on his hurdy-gurdy and his mandolin. See you there!

JULY 1st - an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops for each weekend of the Extravaganza will be posted!  SEPT 11th...
06/18/2021

JULY 1st - an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops for each weekend of the Extravaganza will be posted!

SEPT 11th at 2:30pm (location TBD) - Tammy will give a talk about her quilt collection. We are extremely grateful for Tammy’s willingness to share her collection with us. Her exhibit is a fundraising effort for our museum’s educational programs on the history of Westport and the 1855 Harris-Kearney House.

JULY 1st - an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops for each weekend of the Extravaganza will be posted!

SEPT 11th at 2:30pm (location TBD) - Tammy will give a talk about her quilt collection. We are extremely grateful for Tammy’s willingness to share her collection with us. Her exhibit is a fundraising effort for our museum’s educational programs on the history of Westport and the 1855 Harris-Kearney House.

QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW | SEPT 4 – OCT 30TH 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MOQuilting ...
06/13/2021

QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW | SEPT 4 – OCT 30TH
1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House
4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO
Quilting is an Art Form and much more!!

Tammy Reid, wife of Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, has such a contagious enthusiasm for quilts that she inspired our Quilt Extravaganza Show this fall. Originally planned two years ago and postponed due to Covid… we invite everyone to visit the Exhibit to see over 50 of Tammy’s quilts she has collected since a young girl, along with the 18th & 19th century quilts belonging to the 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House. Tammy is scheduled to do a “Trunk Show” of her quilts on September 11th with time and location forthcoming.

More than just a historic quilt show, our main goal is to educate and share Tammy’s enthusiasm over quilts made between the 1850s and today, including: the evolution and “how-to” of quilt construction and what was used to make them, symbols in patterns, dyes, stitches, fabrics and embellishments, stories they tell, purposes for which they served, as well as how the art of quilt making has evolved into today’s modern quilt creations and the business of quilting.

Whether you are a quilter, a quilt enthusiast or simply curious, our second goal is to satisfy anyone’s interest by providing activities about any style and type of quilt between the 1850s thru current day, not just those on display. Programs, talks, workshops and other activities will be available each weekend during the Sept 4-Oct 30th Exhibit, opening Labor Day Weekend. The general schedule of activities will include three quilt categories:
• Historic & Quilt Collection topics: a 4-part series on weekends 1, 3, 5 and 7
• Art Quilts & Creative Themes: a 2-part series which coincide with the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September. Weather permitting we will host a Quilt Sale on the lawn of the museum both weekends.
• Technical & Construction Themes plus topics of interest to junior quilters: a 2-part series on the weekends of 6 and 8.

Details will be posted on the website this week with updates announced on Facebook. For more information, please call The Harris-Kearney House today or email us at: [email protected]

Special Thanks to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival (KCRQF) for their generous support of our Quilt Extravaganza!! https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/special-collections/

QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW | SEPT 4 – OCT 30TH
1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House
4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO
Quilting is an Art Form and much more!!

Tammy Reid, wife of Andy Reid, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, has such a contagious enthusiasm for quilts that she inspired our Quilt Extravaganza Show this fall. Originally planned two years ago and postponed due to Covid… we invite everyone to visit the Exhibit to see over 50 of Tammy’s quilts she has collected since a young girl, along with the 18th & 19th century quilts belonging to the 1855 Harris-Kearney Historical House. Tammy is scheduled to do a “Trunk Show” of her quilts on September 11th with time and location forthcoming.

More than just a historic quilt show, our main goal is to educate and share Tammy’s enthusiasm over quilts made between the 1850s and today, including: the evolution and “how-to” of quilt construction and what was used to make them, symbols in patterns, dyes, stitches, fabrics and embellishments, stories they tell, purposes for which they served, as well as how the art of quilt making has evolved into today’s modern quilt creations and the business of quilting.

Whether you are a quilter, a quilt enthusiast or simply curious, our second goal is to satisfy anyone’s interest by providing activities about any style and type of quilt between the 1850s thru current day, not just those on display. Programs, talks, workshops and other activities will be available each weekend during the Sept 4-Oct 30th Exhibit, opening Labor Day Weekend. The general schedule of activities will include three quilt categories:
• Historic & Quilt Collection topics: a 4-part series on weekends 1, 3, 5 and 7
• Art Quilts & Creative Themes: a 2-part series which coincide with the Westport and Plaza Art Fairs on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in September. Weather permitting we will host a Quilt Sale on the lawn of the museum both weekends.
• Technical & Construction Themes plus topics of interest to junior quilters: a 2-part series on the weekends of 6 and 8.

Details will be posted on the website this week with updates announced on Facebook. For more information, please call The Harris-Kearney House today or email us at: [email protected]

Special Thanks to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival (KCRQF) for their generous support of our Quilt Extravaganza!! https://kcrqf.com/festival-info/special-collections/

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4000 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO
64111

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The Westport Historical Society, a tax-deductible 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, is pleased to welcome visitors of all ages to tour the mansion museum and experience a part of history. Our new 2013 hours, starting March 6, are Fri-Sat from 1-5 pm. Please call us at (816) 561-1821 for appointments for individuals or group tours on all other days. Call to reserve for special events and celebrations.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 3:30pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm

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The 1855 Harris-Kearney House located at 4000 Baltimore, in Kansas City, Missouri, is the oldest remaining residence in Kansas City. Colonel John and Henrietta Harris’ house, built in 1855, is now a museum owned and operated by the Westport Historical Society (WHS), a tax-deductible 501(c)(3), Not-for-Profit Organization. The WHS was founded in 1956 to promote, preserve, and foster public interest in the significant history and founders of West Port, Missouri, the Town of Kansas, and early Kansas City. The 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum reopens June 5, 2020. Group tours can be scheduled anytime. For more information, visit www.westporthistorical.com. Contact us at 816-561-1821, or, [email protected].

We are supported through charitable donations and nominal admission fees:

§ Adults--$8

§ Senior, Student (with valid ID) & Retired Military--$6


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