K.C. Toy Museum starts capital campaign

Written by Muleskinner Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City is starting a public capital campaign to help its efforts to renovate and upgrade the 30-year-old building.
Museum officials announced Tuesday that the public phase of the campaign will seek to raise $9.2 million. More than $8 million has already been raised.
Plans are to upgrade the building’s entrance, increase the museum’s endowment, rearrange exhibits and fix the heating and cooling systems.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/16gLlp5) the museum’s 80,000 pieces make it one of the largest toy and miniature collections in the country.
Renovations are expected to begin next year but it is unclear when the work will be completed. When the work is done, the museum will be renamed the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.