Humanities Happenings 11/13-11/15

This could be you! Hurry to Humboldt to see "Hometown Teams" before it goes back to the Smithsonian. Thanks to Cole Herder, Humboldt City Administrator, and Heather Bosier of The Humboldt Union for the photo.

This could be you! Hurry to Humboldt to see “Hometown Teams” before it goes back to the Smithsonian. Thanks to Cole Herder, Humboldt City Administrator, for joining Tracy Quillin and Julie Mulvihill on the bleachers and Heather Bosier of The Humboldt Union for the photo.

The Hometown Teams Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition tour is coming to an end after ten months of touring Kansas.

Humboldt: Closing Ceremony

This weekend is your last chance to see the Hometown Teams Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition in Kansas! The exhibition is open at Humboldt City Hall from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The closing ceremony will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 15, with a presentation by Mike Miller. Click here for details.

Independence: Last Inning

It’s also one of your last chances to see the Hometown Teams: A Bat and a Ball partner site exhibition at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center before it closes on November 21. The exhibition features the baseball history of Independence, including the first night game in organized baseball history. Click here for details.

Augusta: Matchmaking and Manners

Beautiful, accomplished Emma, the heroine of Jane Austen’s nineteenth-century comedy of manners, has only one fault: her love of matchmaking. But she finds out the hard way that people don’t fall in love according to plan. Linda Lewis lead the TALK book discussion of Emma at the Augusta Public Library, November 14 at 10:30 AM. Click here for details.

Marysville: Humanities Save the Day

Woven together over the years, humanities opportunities allowed one rural Kansas town to stretch beyond its own place and time. Struggling Glasco (pop. 498) was told that their town had no future, but residents pushed back by organizing cultural events and hosting cultural opportunities. Joan Nothern’s Speakers Bureau lecture leads you through their journey from Chautauqua to exhibits and special projects, lectures and book discussions, that strengthened the community and enabled small, but mighty, Glasco to become a facilitating agent beyond its own city limits.  November 14 at 1:00 PM at Marysville Public Library. Click here for details.

Topeka: Cafe Society

No one comes to Bailey’s Cafe for the food — they’re drawn by the grace and magic that attracts souls like alcoholic Sadie; Sweet Esther, who accepts only roses for her “services”; and Mariam, the Ethiopian child who may be the bearer of a miracle. Sara W. Tucker leads a TALK book discussion of Bailey’s Cafe by Gloria Naylor at Aldersgate Village. November 15 at 3:00 PM. Click here for details.

Keep up with humanities events in Kansas! Visit KHC’s Calendar of Events page for more book discussions, speakers, and exhibitions across the state.