Humanities Happenings 2/5-2/7


“Sorting Out Race” is on exhibit at the Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby through March.

Want to include some culture in your weekend plans? KHC has you covered with book discussions, museum exhibitions, and more.

Colby: Sorting Out Race

This traveling exhibition from the Kauffman Museum uses thrift store objects to explore race and racial identity. On display through March 31 at the Prairie Museum of Art and History. Supported by a KHC Humanities grant.  Details here. 

Lenexa: The Milagro Beanfield War

When feisty Joe Mondragon decides to irrigate his bean crop with “stolen” water, the drags the neighbors in his New Mexico village into a hilarious battle to save their community. Marilyn E. Klaus leads the TALK discussion of John Nichols’ book at 10:30 AM on February 5th at Lakeview Village Retirement Community. Details here. 

Topeka: Charlotte’s Web

E. B. White’s gentle story of Wilbur the pig and his loyal spider friend, Charlotte, unfolds amidst the nostalgia of the barnyard, the changing seasons, and the pains and rewards of growing up. Rachel Waltner Goossen leads the TALK book discussion at 2:30 PM on February 5th at Aldersgate Village. Details here.

Stafford: The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

Set mostly in the Kansas Territory shortly before the Civil War, narrator Lydia “Lidie”Harkness recounts her adventures while disguised as a boy, reporting for a proslavery newspaper, and helping a woman escape a plantation. Dana Waters leads the TALK discussion of Jane Smiley’s book at 1:30 PM on February 7 at Stafford County Historical & Genealogical Society. Details here.

Kinsley: The Czechs in Wilson, Kansas

Karen Kapusta-Pofahl of Washburn University presents on the Czech immigrants from Bohemia who settled the town of Wilson in 1874. After the presentation, see a demonstration of Czech egg painting. Greta Clark of Dodge County Community College will also discuss contemporary immigration to southwest Kansas. Part of “The Kansas Mosaic: Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas” series supported by a KHC Humanities grant. 2:00 PM on February 7 at Kinsley Public Library. Details here. 

More events available on KHC Calendar of Events.