This living museum stands in tribute to the legacy of Kansas City’s early African-American pioneers and embodies the artistic, cultural and social history of the African-American experience.


Hours

Tues - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed on all major holidays.

Contact Information

3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: 816-513-0700
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Location Type

Kid-friendly
Museum

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
AC / Heating
Giftshop
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Center is named in honor of Bruce R. Watkins, a political and social activist. Watkins was fueled by the need to recognize and preserve the varied contributions African-Americans made to the development of Kansas City. The Center opened in December 1989 as the outgrowth of Watkins’ efforts. Construction of the Center was made possible through the work and contributions of the Bruce R. Watkins Foundation Inc., the Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Department and the State of Missouri.

Documents

Black History Film Series - Download (909 KB)

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