Our History

The Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society was formed in 1988 to promote, sponsor and preserve the ethnic heritage prevalent in Kansas City, Kansas. The Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center celebrates the many nationalities of Kansas City residents. Built in 1887, the home is an outstanding example of  Queen Anne Style architecture and was home to the Scroggs family for 32 years. In 1919, the home was opened by the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King, to care for children orphaned during the 1918 influenza epidemic. The orphanage, operated in connection with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, closed in 1988 for conversion to the Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society. 

Next Event

January 30 - March 4

Museum Closed Holiday Tear Down

The Strawberry Hill Museum will be closed from January 30th – March 4th to restore the museum back to the original home. Happy New Year to everyone and we hope to see you soon.  

Coming Events

  • 04

    Mar, 2017

    12:00 pm
    Museum Re-Open

    Beginning March 4th the Strawberry Hill Museum is re-opened. Please stop by for a tour of the museum as it was in 1887 through current time restoration. The Tea Room is open the first weekend of every month and offers ethnic desserts and a nice cup of tea. The Gift Shop offers ethnic gifts for that hard …Continue Reading…

  • 19

    Mar, 2017

    1:00 pm
    Pysanky Egg Decorating Class

    Reservations and pre-payments are required.  

  • 25

    Mar, 2017

    10:00 am
    Italian Cooking Class

    Reservations and pre-payments are required.  

  • 26

    Mar, 2017

    12:00 am
    Pysanky Egg Decorating Class – SOLD OUT

    Unfortunately, this class is completely full. There is another class that has spots open on March 19th. Please check that out and register. Thank you.

Featured Exhibit

Make Olde World Christmas part of your holiday celebration!

A beautiful Victorian home, glowing with soft lights, is certain to become a family tradition. The Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center has decked the halls and decorated the historic home with Christmas finery. Tour the former family home and visit the exhibits that celebrate Kansas City’s many cultures.


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