Humanities Happenings (11/28-12/1)

Thanksgiving is here and KHC has a full plate of humanities events taking place throughout the state this holiday weekend.

Topeka: Food for Thought

Feed your mind this Thanksgiving with an episode of Sunflower Journeys. Thursday night’s episode, “Museums & Artifacts,” features the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina, the Kansas Museum of History, and the NOTO Arts District in Topeka. November 28th at 7:00 PM on KTWU channel 11.1. Click here for details.

Your Hometown: A New Black Friday

Tired of leftovers? Not big on Black Friday shopping? Start a new day-after-Thanksgiving tradition by preserving stories of families and friends through oral histories. Both the Kansas African American Affairs Commission and StoryCorps have ideas and tips to help you record your memories on November 29th. Click here for details.

McPherson: Double Feature

In honor of the grand opening of the new McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation building, the McPherson CVB is hosting a screening of Oil and Gold: The McPherson Globe Refiners Basketball Story and All-Schools Day. Both short films highlight McPherson’s history and were supported by a KHC Humanities grant. November 30th at 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. Click here for details.

Russell Springs: Scene Steeler

Cowboys in Clark County

Cowboys in Clark County by F. M. Steele. Image from, Kansas Historical Society, copy and reuse restrictions apply.

In 1890, photographer Francis Marion Steele arrived in Dodge City to document cowboys at work on the open prairie. But his subject matter changed when the prairie began to fence up and cattle ranching gave way to crop farming. Jim Hoy shares Steele’s images and discusses how he photographed the dramatic ways work changed at the turn of the 20th century in his Speakers Bureau presentation, “A Photographer’s Work and the Work of Western Kansas” at the Butterfield Trail Association. December 1st at 1:00 PM. Click here for details.

KHC is thankful for your support of humanities events in Kansas. Click here to find more KHC-supported events happening now through the end of the year. Happy Thanksgiving!