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, 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - November 3, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton
Why Your Museum Matters helps curators and museum directors tell their stories to the public, with state association annual conference in Manhattan. Flint Hills Discovery Center, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Riley County Historical Museum and Sunset Zoo focal points for tours during the conference.
November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM - November 5, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Nichols Hall
Every wish is granted, but consequences may return to haunt the beneficiaries. Family–friendly musical sure to delight all audiences.
November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
For the best Beatles tribute ever, don't miss The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute. Emmy Award-winning Fab Four elevates far above other Beatles Tributes. Uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics: "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun" and "Hey Jude". The Fab Four is truly the ultimate tribute.
November 2, 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.
November 2, 2017, 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 weekly themes. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
November 2, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Homeschool Afternoon meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, and it is a program geared toward families practicing home education. Library staff will present stories and information about a different topic each month followed by a collaborative activity.
November 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kansas State University Alumni Center
Interested to learn new ways to engage dementia sufferers in meaningful pursuits, and lessen your stress? This workshop features experts in creativity from across the country. Learn easy-to-use, take-home techniques to connect. Recent publications have shown the creative arts to be an avenue for continued growth, focused on the positive potential of people with dementia while it also reduces caregiver stress.
November 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Enjoy your lunch with fellow book lovers and discuss a wide variety of contemporary book club favorites. Drinks provided.
November 2, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Fascinating story of German POWs sent to far reaches of Kansas; farmers and ranchers suddenly found enemy soldiers living and working in their backyards. Lecture focuses on general experiences in Kansas, with specific examples from Lake Wabaunsee POW camp in the Flint Hills. Retired Sgt. Maj. Lowell May, military historian and member of the Fort Riley Vintage Military Vehicle Club, delivers the presentation. May co-authored "Prisoners of War in Kansas 1943-46".
November 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
Help Harry's jump the gun on International Sherry Week (Nov. 6-12); fortified wine made primarily with Palomino grapes. Discover the Sherry region, explore Sherry styles, learn how to pair Sherry with food and enjoy wines with 3,000 years of history.