Kathy Smith is not a native of Lee's Summit, Mo. But when the charms of some of the city's original architecture piqued her interest, she became hooked. Since then, she has immersed herself in the stories and people who have been a part of the community's evolution from earliest days as the Town of Strother. Now, as the executive director of the Lee's Summit History Museum she has become the city's unofficial historian capturing and passing along the rich history. Kathy sat down with Nick Parker to talk about some of these stories, the history she loves and the museum she runs.
The museum is gearing up to host its biggest fundraiser of the year, an annual celebrity "roast and toast," this time featuring Lee's Summit Symphony conductor Russ Berlin. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Aspen Room at The Stanley in downtown Lee's Summit. Visit the museum's web site for tickets or more information.
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