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  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (3)
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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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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Not Without Laughter by Syl Jones

    February 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 11, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Nichols Hall

    Poignant story of an African-American boy coming of age amid harsh, painful realities of life in segregated America. Story weaves magical qualities of humanity: pain, love and laughter.

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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 8, 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 8, 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. Kids' Book Club

    February 8, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features a different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. After the Burn: Artist talk by Erin Wiersma

    February 8, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Erin Wiersma has consistently explored and pushed the boundaries of drawing as a fully-realized artistic expression. Wiersma's new and ongoing works draw from the Konza Prairie, becoming both the medium and subject matter. This event is a Prairie Studies Initiative program.

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  2. Manhattan in the 1880s

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

    Look back at Manhattan during the pivotal period of the 1880s; explore finances, fashion, fads, foods and residents ... famous and infamous. Riley County Historical Museum staff present three-part series of programs to kick off commemoration of Wolf House Museum’s 150th anniversary in 2018. Wolf House Museum’s standing exhibit interprets Manhattan home life of the 1880s.

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  3. Tech Workshop: Video Game Discussion

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

    Come play a thought-provoking video game and stay for a discussion of the major themes beyond the scope of gaming. Registration required.

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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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  3. Whiskey Business at the Columbian

    February 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Back by popular demand, Columbian Theatre in Wamego hosts another Whiskey Business. This time, Irish Whiskey. Join Craft Spirits Manager, Adam Clary on this whiskey tasting experience, in partnership with Standard Beverage and Spirits of 76. Slainte!

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