As UMKC’s Robotics program grows here we see it’s start – UMKC’s 1st course in robotics – a summer program in 1982 led by Dr. Kenneth Blundell.
As new students begin plans for decorating their residence hall rooms for the coming year here is an example of a decoration from the past.
While we here in the archives do not (yet) know the date of this pennant we can say it is from before 1963 – when the independent UKC merged with the UM system becoming UMKC – and that it also bears the design of the original seal of UKC.
A little bit on the history of the house itself… It was originally the home of Dr. Herbert Tureman and his wife, Marie. It was bequeathed to UMKC in 1964 and was originally used as office space for alumni programs, community relations, fund-raising, and conference and meeting rooms for alumni and constituent groups before becoming the Toy and Miniature Museum…
In honor of the Toy and Miniature Museum’s upcoming reopening it seems a good time to feature some photos of the time when the museum was a residence: the Tureman House….