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Union Station backs Kansas City Museum agreement

Corinthian Hall has housed the Kansas City Museum since 1940.
Corinthian Hall has housed the Kansas City Museum since 1940. Star file photo

Top officials at Union Station on Tuesday endorsed an agreement to shift management of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall to the city parks department.

The City Council’s finance committee recommended approval of the plan on Monday, and the full council is expected to vote next week.

The agreement calls for the city to assume management of the museum’s collection, most of which belongs to Union Station, and of the museum’s longtime home at 3218 Gladstone Blvd.

The approximately $1.4 million in annual tax revenue for the museum would be retained by the city, which would lease space at Union Station for $131,000 a year.

The executive committee of Union Station’s board voted unanimously in favor of the plan.

“This has been a long time coming,” said board chairman Bob Regnier.

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