Sun., Feb. 19, 12:30 p.m., Sun., March 18, 12:30 p.m. and Sun., April 15, 12:30 p.m. 2012
Over seven years and $10 million worth of renovations, the Kansas City Museum's Corinthian Hall has remained open to the public. Even with the difficult and delicate nature of fully restoring a large house and historic property, plus the irregular funding from the city (because of the economy), museum director Christopher Leitch considers the addition of air conditioning throughout the 70 rooms of the building a huge success. "This increases our capacity as a public institution and as a museum a thousandfold," he says. Leitch leads a 90-minute hardhat tour
of the Gilded Age gem (and lumber baron Robert A. Long's former home), which includes an ornate salon and library. Also, the museum's stained-glass windows are on display, including one exposed for the first time in 40 years. See your local tax dollars at work at 12:30 p.m. Tourgoers must be older than 12 and wear closed-toe shoes. RSVP at kansascitymuseum.org
or by calling 816-483-8300. Admission is $5. The museum is located in the historic Northeast at 3218 Gladstone Boulevard.