Community members are invited to weigh in at a public meeting on February 28
Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City Parks & Recreation is calling on the people of Kansas City to submit ideas for the development of the Brush Creek Cultural Heritage Corridor Trail, a one-mile stretch around Brush Creek from The Paseo to Cleveland Avenue, to highlight the American Civil Rights Journey and Black experience in Kansas City. The Trail is envisioned to be a series of interconnected nodes that honor individuals, elements or events.
What: Join the project team at the in-person, open house public meeting to weigh in on site locations, submit your nominations for cultural elements to be honored on the Trail, and learn about the Call for Artists.
When: 6-7:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Where: Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64130
Community members are encouraged to submit nominations of events and individuals they think should be recognized at one of 14 trail sites. From the pool of public submissions, a project steering committee, along with professional historians, will evaluate every submission and decide on the 14 sites or themes. Submissions are accepted until March 31, 2023.
For information about the Brush Creek Cultural Heritage Corridor Trail project, visit the project website at http://www.brushcreekculturaltrail.com or contact Project Consultants Gina Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Korey Schulz at email@example.com.
About the Brush Creek Cultural Heritage Corridor Trail project
The Brush Creek Cultural Heritage Corridor Trail is envisioned to be a series of interconnected nodes that tell the story of the American Civil Rights Movement and the Black experience in Kansas City both nationally and at the local level. The completed project and programming are intended to draw visitors to the Cultural Heritage Corridor in Kansas City, Missouri from the metropolitan area, other states, and other countries for inspiration, reflection, and education. Artwork is a key component to convey this important historical record. Interpretational materials at the nodes will be designed and installed to facilitate the development of educational programming. Learn more at http://www.brushcreekculturaltrail.com.