This year, 2019, will be a milestone year for Heritage Week, featuring events in the three districts of Kansas City’s West Bottoms. Building on four successful years of events, we welcome partnering organizations and businesses. This year will:
The West Bottoms' place in the Region’s history and development is truly unique and began
with trading among Native Americans and the French. Originally known as Kawsmouth and later
the French Bottoms, the area’s centrality has been catalytic for the growth and development
of the entire region.
During our Heritage Week events, we will partner with businesses, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations and local governments to shed light on the history of the West Bottoms, including its historical sites, businesses, and the individuals who have made notable contributions to the community. Our goal is to remind everyone of the great times, challenges and potential of the West Bottoms and to re-introduce, and introduce, our area to residents and tourists from the region and beyond.
In this milestone year, we are borrowing from recent statements by Mayor David Alvey of Kansas City, Kansas, in which he mentioned coming "back to the center." Therefore, our theme is Back To the Center, because the area known throughout our region and nation as the center of the center of the center.
Presenting Underwriter – $3,000
Event Underwriter – $2,000
Entertainment Underwriter – $1,000
Friends of the Historic West Bottoms – $300
Publicity for the Heritage Week events begins in March and will include a press conference, posters and signage, event materials, promotion on multiple partner websites, and various social media platforms.
Please email your logo (.ai, .eps or high-resolution .jpg) to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our Heritage Week publicity.