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).
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.
April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery
K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.
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!
June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 19, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Celebrate summer tradition as SNW Gallery presents the annual landscape show.
June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Drawn from Beach Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore options and develop talents to build a better world. In conjunction with Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World”.
June 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery
Exhibit organized by National Archives and Records Administration; traveled by National Archives Traveling Exhibits; presented in part by Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Kansas Masons. Featured images a small fraction of those taken by thousands of military photographers who were stationed in Vietnam and covered every aspect of the conflict.
May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Design Zone takes you behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do amazing things.
July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as Red State Blues Band plays in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).
July 20, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
KC-based rock-n-roll trio plays the Aggieville underground.
July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
“Armchair tour” with Cheryl Collins, director of the Riley County Historical Museum, to places that reflect the community history in war and peace, reveal hidden meaning and secrets, and links to earliest days of community history. Part of Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading program “Build a Better World.”
July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Learn about wildlife issues presented to Flint Hills organic life from Travis Schulte, game warden with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
July 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wildcat Creek Sports Complex
Homecare & Hospice is excited to host Manhattan’s first foot golf tournament! Foot golf? New way to enjoy time on the golf course, and combines popular sports of golf and soccer together; played much like a traditional game of golf. Players kick soccer ball from starting tee area to 21-inch diameter hole. No equipment necessary! Prizes, drinks, music and lots of fun!
July 20, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel
Bluemont Hotel stages the ultimate tequila tasting event to hit Manhattan, with Espanita the specialty of the evening and Arrogante tequila liqueurs. Have a few high-quality drinks, maybe do some moon walking to celebrate the occasion!