Starr Women's Hall of Fame Grand Opening

September 12, 2016 was the grand opening of the Starr Women's Hall of Fame Display. This permanent display honoring Hall of Fame members is now open to the public on the third floor of the Miller Nichols Library.

The Starr Women's Hall of Fame is named in honor of Martha Jane Phillips Starr, a legendary activist and philanthropist who blazed a trail for family issues and women's rights. The Hall is dedicated to recognizing extraordinary Kansas City women and preserving the history of their accomplishments. By sharing their stories, the Hall of Fame encourages and inspires women everywhere.

In March of 2015 seven women were inducted into the Hall of Fame as the inaugural class, and at the grand opening nine more women joined them as the class of 2017.

The display currently includes memorabilia and information about the contributions of the inaugural class of inductees. An interactive touch screen at the center of the display plays a short video about each inductee.

To see a list of inductees and learn more about the Hall of Fame, or to nominate an extraordinary KC woman you know, visit