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. 

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Next Event

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Opens

The museum will re-open today at Noon and be open till 5 p.m. with the last tour starting at 4:15 p.m. We will be open every weekend through September, except for major holidays. Check our calendar for details. The Queen Victorian home has been put back together from the “Olde World Christmas”. Come and see …Continue Reading…

Coming Events

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    Mar, 2019

    1:00 pm
    Tea Room Open (First Weekend Only)

    Stop by the Tea Room for some delicious goodness. The menu varies each month with sandwiches, soups, quiche, and desserts. Everything is hand made by our volunteers and comes with a delicious cup of tea. We are only open the first weekend of each month (Saturday and Sunday) and we are cash or check only.  …Continue Reading…

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    Mar, 2019

    9:00 am
    Strudel Class – SOLD OUT

    Just in time for Easter, the The Strawberry Hill Museum is blessed with awesome teachers for making of apple strudel. Learn the secrets of the “Old World” and how they made the delicious pastry and apple filling. offering a strudel class for anyone interested in learning how to make apple strudel. You will have hands …Continue Reading…

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    Mar, 2019

    6:00 pm
    An Evening of Chocolate, Wine & Brew

    Hosted by the Downtown KC Optimist with proceeds benefiting our Scholarship Programs! For more information, contact Joanna at 816.433.4850 or downtownkcoptimist@yahoo.com. Tours of the Strawberry Hill Museum will be available for $10.00

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    Mar, 2019

    9:00 am
    Strudel Class – SOLD OUT

    Just in time for Easter, the The Strawberry Hill Museum is blessed with awesome teachers for making of apple strudel. Learn the secrets of the “Old World” and how they made the delicious pastry and apple filling. offering a strudel class for anyone interested in learning how to make apple strudel. You will have hands …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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