Anna Marie Tutera is the new executive director of the Kansas City Museum

04/25/2014 6:53 PM

04/25/2014 6:53 PM

Anna Marie Tutera, who was instrumental in raising money to repair the historic John Wornall house, will be the new executive director of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall.

The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, which will take over management of the museum on May 1, announced the appointment.

Tutera has most recently been director of the combined Wornall house and Alexander Majors house museums. She led an effort to raise more than $300,000 to repair the foundation and facade of the Wornall house.

Tutera grew up in Kansas City in a house across the street from Corinthian Hall, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.

“Her wealth of knowledge of museums and the Kansas City community will be a valuable asset as this new era of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall begins,” parks director Mark McHenry said in a statement.

The parks department is assuming management of the city-owned museum from Union Station under an agreement approved by the city and the station. Union Station fired the museum’s former on-site director, Christopher Leitch, last summer for undisclosed reasons.

Corinthian Hall is in the midst of a restoration that could cost another $20 million or more to complete.

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