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Art Exhibits

  1. CLOSED John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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  2. CLOSED Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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  3. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

    January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall

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  4. CLOSED The Earl Project

    February 22, 2020 - March 28, 2020 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This powerful exhibit tells the stories of Veterans and their families through art created in Earl Project workshops.
    Workshop dates are February 29, 2-4 PM and March 28, 1:30-4:30 PM.

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  5. CLOSED Architecture Studio Exhibit

    March 2, 2020 - March 31, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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  6. Ann Palmer Presenting Her Hood Ornament Photography

    March 14, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join the Midwest Dream Car Collection at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020 as Ann Palmer displays some of her captivating photography of unique car hood ornaments. Ann will share the story of her photographs and her passion for classic automobiles. Ann, who lives in Topeka, KS, has been a photographer since 1977 and discovered her passion for photographing hood ornaments while visiting a Car Museum in Reno, Nevada about 10 years ago. “The cars were so beautiful but it was impossible to get the whole car in the photograph because of the position of the cars. Suddenly, I realized the beauty of each car’s unique hood ornament and I soon got caught up in a captivating search to document these automotive works of Art”! Event is free with admission.

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Community Events

  1. CANCELLED Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming

    March 1, 2020, 4:30 AM - April 30, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit the Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming ground at the height of the booming season. Staff will accompany you on the trip and provide all the insight you need! Fee includes transportation and light breakfast.
    Ages 10+; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. CANCELLED St. Patrick's Day Road Race

    March 14, 2020, 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM @ Aggieville

    Come join the grand celebration. Its the 42nd running of the St. Pat's Races in Aggieville. One of Manhattan's largest running events. You have the option of running the Marvin Hachmeister 10K or running/walking the Shamrock 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk. The 10K event celebrates the positive spirit and dedication of Manhattan's Marvin Hachmeister, who has run all but two St. Patrick's day events since its inception. A portion of this year's race proceeds will help fund the scholarships awarded in Marvin's name. The 2 mile event is designed for competitive and non-competitive runners and walkers alike. Both the 10k and the 2 Mile are USATF certified courses.
    This race will be chip-timed by Manhattan Running Company, which also will offer live event at announcing at the finish line, results kiosks for runners and the option to have your result sent to you through social media.

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  3. CANCELLED St. Patrick's Day Parade

    March 14, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Aggieville

    Pop on your green attire and celebrate with a Belfast Bomber at O’Malley’s, a pint o’ Guinness at Kite’s or a bit of Bailey’s at Rock-a-Belly. Or grab a Pepsi and help line the parade route with smiles and waves. Join the Saint Patrick’s celebration this year in Manhattan … to the 'Ville!

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  4. Pie + Pi Day

    March 14, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Mark your calendar for 3/14 and join us as we celebrate the Mathematical constant and the magical dessert! Visit our Ford Model T Pie Wagon exhibit before it departs and sample some complimentary pie. Bring the kids for Kids Studio and explore Mathematical Pi. Enjoy discounted admission of $3.14 per person.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. CANCELLED 2A State Basketball Tournament

    March 11, 2020 - March 14, 2020 @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

    Kansas State basketball champions since Manhattan became 2A host in 1990. Bramlage Coliseum is the annual home for Class 2A state basketball. During the period 1990 to 2018, Pittsburg-Colgan boys (five) and Moundridge boys (five) and girls (seven) teams have the most state titles. Central Plains girls joined the ranks of five-time champs. Claflin in 2018 duplicated boys-girls title sweeps accomplished previously by Moundridge in 2003 and 1991.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Grand Celtic Music Tour

    March 14, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    There’s no better way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day season than with Grand Celtic Music Tour. Come celebrate the love of Celtic culture at 6:30 pm in the Swogger Gallery including the popular whisky tasting and continue with an evening full of traditional Celtic music, dance, and storytelling. Hosted by area favorite, Patrick Werick, and his collection of talented performers, this event is sure to entertain all ages.

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For the Kids!

  1. CANCELLED THROUGH MARCH 30 Teen Literary Zone

    January 10, 2020 - May 1, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the summer issue is May 1, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. CANCELLED Baseball: Eastern Michigan vs K-State

    March 14, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Author Talk & Book Signing: Wicked Kansas

    March 14, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Come meet native Kansan and author, Adrian Zink! Zink has written two books, "Hidden History of Kansas" & "Wicked Kansas." The history of our great state hasn't always been pleasant. In "Wicked Kansas", Zink explores the salacious side of Kansas history including tales of murders, cons and more. During his interactive presentation, Zink will tell a few stories of Kansas history and then visitors can have their copy of "Wicked Kansas" signed by the author himself!
    Don't have a copy of the book? The FHDC Gift Store will have copies of the book for sale the day of the event!
    Zink was born and raised in Larned, Kansas and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from the University of Kansas, a Master's of Library Science from the University of Maryland and a MA in History from the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Zink currently works at the National Archives- Kansas City.

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Special Events

  1. CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 30 American Adventure

    January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 10, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Settlers landed on American soil in 1607 unacquainted to the challenges they would face to build new lives. In this interactive exhibit, visitors take on colonist's life where choices made determine your fate. If you're lucky, you just might survive the year.

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