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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  4. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  5. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  6. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.

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  7. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

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  8. Mural Lab

    October 5, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Little Apple Art Supply

    Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Oyama creates mural on the building that houses exhibition, sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout October to witness the artist’s progress and contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.

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  9. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  10. Aeromural

    October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard hall, Kansas State University

    Aeromural, a work by Enrico Isamu Oyama uses the sound from spray paint cans to propose a new form of mural, one that occupies space in all directions. In partnership with the Digital and Experimental Media Lab, Department of Art, Kansas State University. Check museum website ( for opening reception date and time.

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  11. Kratzer and Parish: Volland Then and Now

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - November 12, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Re-photography of Volland based on vintage photographs of Otto Kratzer. Accomplished photographer Tom Parish created re-photographs of Volland for 2016 “Going Home” exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Parish is currently the Visiting Instructor of the Digital Humanities for Chapman Center for Rural Studies at K-State. Kratzer was a self-taught photographer whose work provided what is arguably the most complete documentation of "vanishing" small towns.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. USO No Dough Dinner

    October 24, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center East Court

    Monthly USO No Dough Dinner moves off post to Manhattan for the first time. Military families invited to enjoy free meal in the mall.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Schools of Banking

    October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    Principles of Commercial Lending seminar within Schools of Banking fundamentals. Three-day commercial lending school Oct. 23-25.

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  2. Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association annual meeting

    October 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 25, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Latest industry updates and information, as the annual KAAA conventions draw more than 250 aerial applicators and dozens of suppliers.

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  3. Momentum: A Conference for Active Adults

    October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017 @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Manhattan Christian College's newest event, an annual Christian conference specifically designed for active men and women seeking time for spiritual renewal and inspiration. Schedule includes seminars, Bible studies, meals and times of worship.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yak and Yarn

    October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring your knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library; relax and visit with other crafters. Some supplies on hand, but you should bring something of your own to work on.

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For the Kids!

  1. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Active story time for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music to get toddlers to move and learn. Suggested: 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Story time designed for infants and young toddlers with parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested: 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Pinterest Basics Class

    October 24, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Learn basics to use Pinterest, the free website that enables save, sort and manage images and other media from the internet.

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  2. Autism in Our Community: Panel Discussion

    October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    In collaboration with K-State Book Network, explore themes of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time," with a panel discussion by local experts on autism spectrum disorder in the Manhattan community. Great opportunity to learn more about ASD and how to make the community more open to those that process the world in a unique way.

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Wine tasting: The Other Side of California

    October 24, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Company

    Taste some of the lesser known California wines, selected and led by Certified Sommelier Keith Spreckels.

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