Moveable Feast: A Night Out with Hemingway

10/12/2018 06:00 PM - 10:30 PM CST


  • $125.00  -  HKC Member Ticket
  • $200.00  -  Non-Member Ticket
  • $250.00  -  VIP Ticket
  • $1,500.00  -  Reserved Table
  • $100.00  -  Young Preservationist Ticket


Union Station
Union Station 30 West Pershing
Kansas City, MO 64105


Moveable Feast: A Night Out with Hemingway

Join our Honorary Chairs Charlotte Kemper and David & Cathi Brain for a night you won't forget.  The MOVEABLE FEAST trolley tour is a Historic Kansas City fundraising event held to generate critical funds to support the sustainability of the organization. It will include a fun trolley tour of Hemingway’s downtown Kansas City experience, cocktails by Swordfish Toms, music by D.J. Kirby, a showcase of the Kansas City food scene, and “I’m a Preservationist” Award Winners. Come learn about the history of Hemingway in Kansas City while sipping cocktails at one of Kansas City's most beautiful venues. The event will take place on the evening of FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2018 from 6:00-10:30 PM at UNION STATION and at a trolley stop at the HEMINGWAY BUILDING.

Havana Room“Kansas City was a strange and wonderful place,” Ernest Hemingway once wrote but never published. It was a place where “the food is good, “ where the people spoke “the purest American” and where, frankly, some years later he found it dull. Everyone knows that Ernest Hemingway spent a fruitful minute in Kansas City. His apprenticeship occurred at The Kansas City Star over 100 years ago on his way to the world war and later fame as a writer. His Kansas City experience amounted to a concentrated alternative to the college education he never had. And very much of it occurred in the city’s bustling and gritty downtown. The Hemingway Trolley Tour will start and end at Union Station and take guests on a trip through time to places that Hemingway frequented while he was in Kansas City through the years. One of the featured trolley stops will include the old Police Station No. 4, which, along with the Southside courthouse, had moved to a two-story flatiron building at 19th and Baltimore. It is now called the Hemingway Building and the new owners will host a trolley stop that allows guests to roam the entire building. There will also be several other historical places related to Hemingway & his time spent in Kansas City.

2018 I'm a Preservationist Award Winners

Cindy Augustine

Bob Kendrick

Kate, Chris & Matt Matsch

Lisa Choules & Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer

Andy Rieger

Craig Slawson