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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

    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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  9. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.

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  10. Over, Under, Through

    August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    In her prints, Katharina Bossmann uses color and light to create "extractions" from place and memory. Whether woodcuts, screen prints or etchings, the prints layer color to create landscapes and the inhabitants of them. Exhibition includes broad range of Heather Bayless' metalwork and jewelry.

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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. Kyle Lacy Band

    August 31, 2017, 9:00 PM - September 1, 2017, 1:00 AM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Kyle Lacy & the Harlem River Noise play 1950s rock-n-roll, blues and soul.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Purple Power Play

    August 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - September 1, 2017, 9:00 PM @ City Park

    The school year and K-State sports seasons start with family and heavy doses of Purple Pride, K-State band, food and loads of family fun centered right in City Park. Appearances by coaches and players during community-wide pep rally before season-opening football game against Central Arkansas Bears.

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For the Kids!

  1. Preschool Story Train

    September 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK 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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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: Syracuse vs. K-State

    September 1, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ahearn Field House

    K-State Invitational matches, as Wildcats last met Syracuse Orange in 2012; K-State swept that match.

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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. Purple Power Play

    August 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - September 1, 2017, 9:00 PM @ City Park

    The school year and K-State sports seasons start with family and heavy doses of Purple Pride, K-State band, food and loads of family fun right in City Park. Appearances by coaches and players during community-wide pep rally before season-opening football game against Central Arkansas Bears.

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  3. Trails, Rails & Tales

    September 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - September 3, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Old Abilene Town

    Kick-off event for two-year celebration, as three-day event pays homage to the legends that followed the Chisholm Trail. Historical reenactors, tin-type photographers, fast-draw competitions, buckaroo camps, Texas Hold Em tournaments, longhorn parades, Native American demos, Country Western music, melodramas, mounted shooters and fireworks display along with dozens of vendors, food and beverage.

    Red Steagall (Saturday), The Sons of the Pioneers (Sunday), gunslingers, can can dancers, cowboy poets, skilled artisans, buckaroo camps, Saddle Up Let's Ride Parade, longhorn drives and authentic cattle-car loading, Native American Spirit Dancers, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and much much more to bring 1867 back to life in wild re-enactment of the West.

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