Don’t miss the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum‘s (NLBM) 2nd Annual “March of the Monarchs,” 12 PM, Saturday, May 6 at the corner of 22nd & Brooklyn (site of Municipal Stadium). It’s a FREE family walk celebrating the winning spirit of the great Kansas City Monarchs and held on the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game with the team (May 6, 1945).

The event re-creates the tradition of Monarchs Opening Day when a marching band would lead fans from 18th & Vine to the ballpark at 22nd & Brooklyn. For our celebration, we reverse the route with the walk ending at the NLBM where the celebration will continue with live entertainment, food trucks, mascots, yard games and more.

Shuttle service will be provided from the NLBM to Monarch Plaza. Pick up is at the southeast corner of 17th Street terrace (Buck O’Neil way) which is near the Charlie Parker Memorial. RSVP is encouraged for the shuttle. Register by Friday, April 28th and we’ll enter you into a drawing for some great prizes. RSVP here.


Museum Closure & Holiday Hours

In recognition of the Juneteenth Holiday the NLBM offices will be closed and the Exhibit and Gift Shop will be open from 10:00AM – 3:00PM on Wednesday, June 19. Normal hours  will resume on Thursday, June 20th