Humanities Happenings 5/6-5/8

PrintTraveling on the Kansas Turnpike between Topeka and Wichita this weekend? Be sure to take in one — or all — of three great humanities events along the way.

Emporia: La Colonia de Emporia: Stories of the Latino Community

The Lyon County History Center’s new exhibition explores the history of Emporia’s Latino community through first-person stories. The exhibition is part of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The opening reception is Friday, May 6 at 6:00 PM and the exhibition runs through June 30. Details here.

Matfield Green: Poet Laureate of Kansas

Poet Laureate of Kansas™ Eric McHenry present a reading and discussion about poetry on Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 PM at Pioneer Bluffs. Details here.

Wichita: Freedom to Expand: Gordon Parks

It’s your last weekend to see two exhibitions at the Wichita Art Museum: “Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott” and “Freedom Now: Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle.” Both exhibitions feature the work of Kansas-native Gordon Parks and are supported by a KHC Humanities grant. Details here.