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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5th Annual 5K Run, Walk Crawl – April 25th

Another year, another race AND a new route!!! What more could you ask for? Sponsored by the Strawberry Hill Bakery, it’s the 5th Annual 5K Race. You can run, walk or stroll down the beautiful brick sidewalks, paved streets and alleyways of the old fashioned neighborhoods in the heart of the city. April 25th is the date and with a check-in time of 7 am, the race begins at 8 am. Registration is on-line through the website and is $35 per person. If you wait till the morning of the race, registration is $50, so get signed up early – save money and get the guaranteed size of T-shirt. Join us and you will also agree that “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”

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