At UMKC, we bring history into our communities and help our communities to write their own histories.
Our faculty and students partner with a wide range of local museums and humanities agencies in the Kansas City metropolitan area to provide quality public programming, including continuing education opportunities for K-12 teachers and public history professionals.
Students work together with members of the faculty on exciting new initiatives in the digital humanities that connect us to communities around the world. Through oral history projects, UMKC history students learn valuable skills: to ask, to listen, and to tell the stories of others. Many also intern at local institutions as part of the UMKC HistoryMakers program.