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!
April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 9, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Creative Minds exhibit features works by AlBo Glass, Dick Bixler, Michael Driggs, Jan Joosten, Christina Klein, Diane Lawrence, Owen Oertling, Larry Peters, Jason Sciulla,
Nancy Teague, Lynette Ubel and Todd Van Duren.
May 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store Gallery
In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames because sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. News of the burning river captured artist Lynn Benson’s imagination and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. In a range of mediums, Benson represents bodies of water implicated in environmental and political struggles.
May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.
May 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 29, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Five May programs open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.
May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!
May 28, 2018, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Hosted by local VFW and American Legion Chapters.
May 28, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Kansas Veterans Cemetery
Honor fallen veterans and loved ones. Program features guest speaker Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Michael W. Ryan, Kansas Territorial Pipes and Drums and members from the 1st Infantry Division Band. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on as seating usually fills quickly.
May 28, 2018, 11:30 AM @ Post cemetery
Observance honors men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel John Lawrence provides remarks. Open to soldiers, families and community. Visitors should stop at Henry Gate off I-70 to obtain visitors pass.
May 28, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Junction City Veterans Park
Guest speaker Chaplain (Maj.) Doug Brown, 35th Infantry Division.