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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: History & Legacy

    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.

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  4. 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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  5. Thrift Style

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

    A 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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  6. 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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  7. Junkyard Sculptures Exhibit

    August 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - September 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibit by Goody the Junkyard Junky at William T. Kemper Art Gallery on first floor of K-State Student Union.

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  8. "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit

    August 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 17, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    The Old Chisholm Trail helped shape popular culture and altered visions of the American West. To celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, Symphony in the Flint Hills partners with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit.

    This original exhibit invites visitors to explore the Chisholm Trail from its 1860s inception. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, "The Old Chisholm Trail," video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Schools of Banking

    August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    School of Trust and Financial Services seminar within Schools of Banking fundamentals.

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  2. Schools of Banking

    August 22, 2017 - August 24, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    Advanced Trust School seminar within Schools of Banking fundamentals.

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  3. Kansas Agricultural Growth Summit

    August 24, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Governor's summit on agricultural growth for agency focused on development of statewide strategic growth plan for agriculture.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    August 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

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

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  2. Preschool Story Train

    August 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3-an- up hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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Special Events

  1. Rick E. Meyer Book Signing

    August 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Running Company

    Manhattan High, K-State and Dallas Theological Seminary graduate Rick Meyer returns to Manhattan for book signing. “Running on Faith” reveals his Christian faith from farm, MHS team prayers and Boston and New York marathons. Meyer was introduced to running at 80-mile/4-day clips at Bill “Congo” Congelton’s 1983 cross-country camp. “I arrived as a bowed-legged, cowboy boot-wearing runner and left as a member of two 6A cross-country championship teams.”

    In the fall of 1987, Meyer accepted Congleton's invitation to be an assistant coach and contributed to a pre-state-meet video for 2014 MHS 6A state title team.

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