Celebrate the Christmas holiday season at the Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum and CulturalCenter. The museum is located in an 1887 Victorian Mansion, which John B. Scroggs, a prominent attorney Wyandotte County built for his wife, Margaret Cruise-Scroggs. In 1919, the mansion became the St. John's Orphanage and in 1988, became the Ethnic Museum dedicated to preserving the ethnic heritage of the surrounding areas. The Strawberry Hill Museum is located at 720 N. 4th Street in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Christmas holiday season is open every Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 27th, 2013. The cost for a tour is $7.00 adults, and $3.00 for children 6-12. Visit the Gift Shop and stop by the Tea Room for delicious ethnic desserts. The Tea Room is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum and Cruise-Scroggs Mansion Celbrates their 23rd Christmas Season. Saturday, November 19th, 2011 to January 29th, 2012.
St. Nicholas Highlights
Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4pm
Cost: $5, each child receives a treat and special ornament
Christmas exhibits feature nationalities from Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, African-American, Belgium, Denmark, Mexico and Hungary. The museum will have an exhibit of 32 donated nativity sets on display in the chapel. Share in the traditions of yesteryear that continue with families of today.
If you are interested in booking a group tour of 15 or more during the week, please call Cathy the museum at 913-371-3264 to make a reservation. All contributions preserve the Kansas City, Kansas landmark.
For more information, visit www.strawberryhillmuseum.org
Strawberry Hill is a Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood on the bluffs overlooking the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. It is now a mainly South Slavic community.
Strawberry Hill was previously known as Splitlog Hill, after Mathias Splitlog, a wealthy Indian mill owner who purchased the area and built a mansion on it in 1870. He later sold parcels to the Catholic church and to railroad interests.
After the area was subdivided, the new Strawberry Field neighborhood was established in the late 19th century Immigrants from Croatia and Slovenia found a home along the river's hillside. They built a community where people could worship, celebrate and prosper while maintaining their distinct Slavic heritage.
The neighborhood is bordered by I-70, 7th St, Central and Minnesota.