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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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Craft Shows

  1. Yak and Yarn

    October 31, 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. Monster Mash Dance

    October 31, 2017, 9:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Monsters large and small invited to Halloween dance party! Groove to music and hear some not-so-spooky stories. Come dressed in costume! Suggested for children 2-and-up.

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  2. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 31, 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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  3. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 31, 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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  4. All Treats Day

    October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan businesses

    Downtown is where it's at ... head downtown and visit participating businesses for Halloween trick-or-treats; costume prizes awarded.

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  5. Bewitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan booth features treat trail and fun night, which starts in courtyard next to Little Apple Brewing Company. $2 trail map donation (proceeds to Boy Scouts of America). Visit all stops and receive stamps to be entered into grand prize giveaway! Prizes include Pizza Hut party, boys and girls bicycles and Visa Gift Card from K-State Federal Credit Union.

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  6. Boo Party at Manhattan Town Center

    October 31, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Indoor trick-or-treating for increased safety and buckets of fun, and candy! Shop downtown and drop into Manhattan Town Center for all your gift-buying needs.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. College of Business Distinguished Lecture Series

    October 31, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ 1301 Lovers Lane

    Leanne Caret, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and president, and chief executive officer of Defense, Space & Security (BDS), is the speaker for the College of Business Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series.

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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. Night of the Dead Halloween Party

    October 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    Party downtown on Halloween with the Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag! Costumes encouraged, not required (but how else to win costume prizes?). The Schwag is a band of musicians influenced by the Grateful Dead, and dedicated to carry on the Dead's vibe and music. The Schwag performs a different show every night ... high energy, organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead music!

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