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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Living Democracy in Print

    February 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - March 9, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    K-State Prairie Fire Printmakers created screen-printed posters to address issues of democracy, freedom, diversity and unity relevant to the Living Democracy Project. This exhibit aims to promote dialogue among K-State students and serves as a setting for events hosted throughout the week.

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  5. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  6. USD 383 Early Expressions Student Art Show

    February 14, 2018, 10:00 AM - February 17, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Celebrate works by the district’s students and teachers on display in the UMB Theater.

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Community Events

  1. Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit

    January 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - February 18, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Geary County Historical Society

    Geary County Historical Society in Junction City is the location among seven Kansas communities to host this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Water/Ways focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water?

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  2. Craft Night: Photo Holders

    February 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Need a place for all your photos? Learn how to make photo holders with painted rocks, beads and wire. These artistic creations will help display your memories. Registration required.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Women Managing the Farm Conference

    February 15, 2018, 8:00 AM - February 16, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Keynote speakers from FarmHer, Center for Food Integrity and Lunchmeat and Life Lessons. Attendees will hear from Chef Renee Kelly, and "Why Marketing Matters" from Naomi Blohm. The event features 30 breakouts sessions plus networking sessions.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 11:25 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. Baby Rhyme Time

    February 15, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A story time 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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  3. Preschool Story Train

    February 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

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

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  4. Unplugged Fun

    February 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    School's out today; have some unplugged fun with board games and science activities. Come and go event. Suggested for K-through-sixth grade.

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  5. Tween Club: Mandala Stones

    February 15, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Club just for tweens in grades 4-6! Meet up, hang out, play games and craft with friends.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Behind the Exhibit Lecture: FrogWatch USA

    February 15, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Citizen-science initiative empowers community members to learn about their local wetlands and aid in the critical process of identifying local frog and toad species. Learn how you can get involved from Nicole Wade, Programs & Education Animals Manager at the Sunset Zoo. This is a free program with no registration required. Featured speakers dive deeper into topics that relate to FHDC's spring exhibition Rainforest Adventure.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Bring a Date to the Zoo Month

    February 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - February 28, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    During February, love is in the air. Buy one adult admission and get one free; perfect for a date with your little lovebird!

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