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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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. 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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  5. Getting Hooked: Rugs by Cecilia Evans Clement

    November 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Cecilia Evans Clement began hooking rugs in 1985 and for the next 30 years developed her craft. “Turning into a ‘hooker’ about the age of 60 has been one of the most gratifying things I have ever done,” Clement says.

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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. New Year's Eve with the Mikey Needleman Band

    December 31, 2017, 8:00 AM - January 1, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Wareham Opera House

    Enjoy downtown and ring in the New Year at the Wareham with the Mikey Needleman Band. Tickets include late night food, champagne toast and lots of fun.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - January 1, 2018 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Manhattan Festival of Lights welcomes the holiday season as Blue Earth Plaza in southeast Manhattan is bathed in glorious lighting to usher in the celebration of the season. This is the fifth annual event that introduces the holiday season and brings our community together in celebration.

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  2. Family New Year's Eve Flint Hills Carnival

    December 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Celebrate the New Year at Flint Hills Carnival! Enjoy fun activities including DJ who will be spinning dance music, and photo booth, carnival games and entertainers aplenty, plus Glow-in the-Dark Fun House.

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For the Kids!

  1. Family New Year's Eve Flint Hills Carnival

    December 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Celebrate the New Year at Flint Hills Carnival! Enjoy fun activities including DJ who will be spinning dance music, and photo booth, carnival games and entertainers aplenty, plus Glow-in the-Dark Fun House.

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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. New Year's Eve 2017

    December 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 2:00 AM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden

    Ring in the new year in Aggieville and enjoy live performance by Groove Therapy! Event includes New Year's Eve-themed photo booth and midnight ball-drop countdown. VIP tickets with special pre-party to include appetizers, reserved VIP seating and party favors.

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  3. Welcome the New Year at MAC

    December 31, 2017, 8:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ring in the New Year at MAC with music, refreshments and midnight champagne toast.

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  4. Little Apple New Year's Eve

    December 31, 2017, 9:00 PM - January 1, 2018, 1:30 AM @ Aggieville

    Ring in the New Year in grand style, as AggieVille cuts loose in celebration along Moro Street in Manhattan. Thousands turn out to watch the Apple drop atop Rally House, as it'll be the best place to be to start 2018! Fireworks mark the big MHK celebration as streets of the 'Ville are filled with revelers. Ring in the New Year, in MHK!

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