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 the core building is an outstanding example of Victorian Queen Anne Style architecture and was home to the Cruise-Scroggs family for 32 years. In 1919, the mansion was opened by the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King, to care for children orphaned during the 1918 influenza pandemic. The orphanage, operated in connection with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, closed in 1988 for conversion to the Strawberry Hill Ethnic Cultural Society. 

Featured Immigrant Nationalities

Next Event

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Strudel Class – SOLD OUT!!!

The Strawberry Hill Museum is offering two strudel classes for anyone interested in learning how to make apple strudel. You will have hands on for making your own strudel that you will be able to take home and bake or freeze for a special occasion. These classes tend to fill up very fast, so please …Continue Reading…

Coming Events

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    Apr, 2018

    10:00 am
    Beginning Knitting Class – SOLD OUT!

    It’s called “Two Sticks and a String”. Come and learn casting on/off, basic knit and purl, along with garter stitch, and seed stitch. We will make a basic wash/dish cloth which the pattern can translate into a scarf. Renee McMahon will be sharing numerous beginning patterns and knitting skills.

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    Apr, 2018

    8:00 am
    Strawberry Hill Third ANNUAL 5K RUN

    Yes!!!! It’s that time again. If you came last year, you know that we had a blast for our Second ANNUAL 5K Run. Between the 150+ participants, the drone, the DJ, the great weather and awesome route winding through the streets and alleys of Strawberry Hill (NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR), we raised over $6,000 for …Continue Reading…

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    May, 2018

    6:00 pm
    KC Optimist Chocolate, Wine & Brew

    Hosted by the Downtown KC Optimist with proceeds benefiting our Tri-Star Sports and Youth Safety Programs! Shopping 20 unique vendors at the Strawberry Hill Museum Tomasic Hall. Complimentary food and beverage Door Prizes Live Auction – 8pm FREE ADMISSION: To The Chocolate, Wine & Brew! (Museum tours separate) Tours to the Museum – $10 per …Continue Reading…

Featured Exhibit

Father Tim Haberkorn Exhibit

The Strawberry Hill Museum is proud to exhibit the unique collection of Fr. Tim Haberkorn of Sacred Heart Parish and St. Joseph Parish in Topeka, Kansas. Fr. Tim, called “The Relic Hunter” has generously donated his rare and valuable relics to the museum. 

Since his childhood, Fr. Tim has been collecting holy cards, next came statues and when he was in the seminary, he started his collection of relics of the saints. Relics connect us to those who have gone before us in faith-especially those of the martyrs. Fr. Tim has made pilgrimages to many saints’ tombs and one of his favorite relics would be that of St. Maximilian Kolbe, especially after he visited Auschwitz. 

These relics will be part of Fr. Tim’s exhibit at the Museum starting March 3rd, 2017. Over 240 relics are in his collection. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday, noon until the last tour at 4:15.

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