Immersing Kansas City With a Visionary Center for Children’s Literature

“Visionary support from the Hulston Family Foundation has provided critical capital funding to The Rabbit hOle, helping to advance major construction while creating significant new job opportunities for local artists and fabricators. The Foundation’s early commitment has also inspired additional major giving among other trusts and foundations, establishing a level of confidence in the project that has yielded important bank financing opportunities.”

Pete Cowdin

Coming to Kansas City in 2021, The Rabbit hOle is bringing our community the world’s very first Explor-a-Storium. Not only will this serve as an immersive museum experience, it will also bring national prominence to the city as a visionary center for children’s literature.

With support from the Hulston Family Foundation, the Rabbit hOle was funded a grant used toward the construction of their new building opening soon.

In this building, the Rabbit hOle will house a print shop and bindery, a maker-space, a bookstore, a resource library and a performance space. These essential program drivers are expected to offer a rich spectrum of artistic and educational opportunities for visitors of all ages.

Capital provided by the Hulston Family Foundation is expected to help the Rabbit hOle create a one-of-a-kind experience to thousands of families and educators across the metro. In 2018, a 165,000 sq/ft warehouse was purchased by the Rabbit hOle which now serves as their permanent home. After receiving the grant from the Hulston Family Foundation, renovations and construction were able to begin in early 2019 with the intent to prepare for the national grand opening sometime in 2021.