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Upcoming Events – 2017

May 27, 2017 Derby I Hear the Reaper's Song by Sara Stambaugh
TALK
May 28, 2017 Lacygne Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
May 30, 2017 Overland Park Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
TALK
June 2, 2017 Augusta Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World
Speakers Bureau
June 3, 2017 Lucas Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
June 3, 2017 Lindsborg Lindsborg During World War I: Service, Sacrifice, and Dissent - Public Event
Heritage Grant
June 5, 2017 Hays Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
TALK
June 6, 2017 Oberlin Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
TALK
June 7, 2017 Kansas City All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
TALK
June 9, 2017 Hutchinson Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
June 9, 2017 Leavenworth The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
TALK
June 10, 2017 Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition Opening
Humanities Grant
June 10, 2017 Topeka Brooksfest: A Gwendolyn Brooks Celebration
Humanities Grant
June 10, 2017
–June 10, 2018
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
June 12, 2017 Abilene Sod and Stubble by John Ise
TALK
June 12, 2017 Wichita Film Discussion: Race: The Difference Between Us (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
June 13, 2017 Chanute Book Discussion: The Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey in Chanute
Humanities Grant
June 14, 2017 Scott City Dressing for Success, Victorian Style
Speakers Bureau
June 15, 2017 Ottawa Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
June 16, 2017 Ottawa Ottawa Water Treatment and Water Reclamation Plant Tours
Mini Grant
June 16, 2017 Frankfort The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
June 16, 2017 Wichita Book Discussion: Between the World and Me (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
June 20, 2017 Wamego When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
TALK
June 20, 2017 Newton Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
June 21, 2017 Topeka The Waters of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
June 22, 2017 Leavenworth Finding Common Ground
Speakers Bureau
June 23, 2017 Hesston KHC Board of Directors Meeting
June 23, 2017 Wichita Outdoor Film: Dawn of Day: The Underground Railroad in Kansas (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
June 24, 2017 Kansas City Exhibit Opening: Dam, That Took A Long Time (Water/Ways in Kansas City)
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017 Derby Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
TALK
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Ottawa Crossings: Getting Over, Around, and Through Water in Franklin County
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Kansas City Water/Ways in Kansas City - Exhibition
Mini Grant
June 24, 2017
–August 6, 2017
Eudora Water/Ways Smithsonian exhibition
MoMS
June 26, 2017 Great Bend Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
June 28, 2017 Wichita The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
June 29, 2017 Bonner Springs At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
July 1, 2017 Kansas City Park Clean Up Day (Water/Ways in Kansas City)
July 5, 2017 Wathena Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
July 5, 2017 Augusta Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
July 8, 2017 Kansas City Water Cycle Game and Activities (Water/Ways in Kansas City)
Mini Grant
July 8, 2017 Abilene Water: Why Is It so Difficult to Conserve?
Speakers Bureau
July 8, 2017
–September 17, 2017
Lawrence Exhibiting African American Story Quilts at the Spencer Museum of Art
Humanities Grant
July 10, 2017 Hays One Soldier's Story by Bob Dole
TALK
July 10, 2017 Wichita Film Discussion: Race: The Story We Tell (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
July 11, 2017 Leavenworth In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
TALK
July 11, 2017 Wichita Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
July 13, 2017 El Dorado At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
July 15, 2017 Kansas City Activity: Make Your Own Rain Barrel (Water/Ways in Kansas City)
Mini Grant
July 18, 2017 Wamego The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert
TALK
July 18, 2017 Bonner Springs The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
TALK
July 21, 2017 Wichita Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
July 22, 2017 Park City Angels of the Kansas Coalfields
Speakers Bureau
July 31, 2017 Chanute The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
August 1, 2017 Dodge City At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
August 2, 2017 Dodge City Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: Kansas Quilt Workshop
Speakers Bureau
August 3, 2017 Dodge City Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
August 3, 2017 Dodge City Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
August 6, 2017 Glen Elder From Fort Laramie to Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy
Speakers Bureau
August 8, 2017 Oberlin The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
TALK
August 10, 2017 Sharon Springs Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
August 12, 2017 Wichita Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World
Speakers Bureau
August 12, 2017
–September 2, 2017
Alton Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Alton (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
August 13, 2017 Alton Care for the Creation
Speakers Bureau
August 14, 2017 Perry Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
August 14, 2017 Abilene The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day
TALK
August 14, 2017 Wichita Film Discussion: Race: The House We Live In (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
August 18, 2017 Wichita Book Discussion: Writings on the Wall (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
August 21, 2017 Newton I Hear the Reapers Song by Sara Stambaugh
TALK
August 27, 2017 Johnson Exhibit Opening: Owning the Ogallala (Water/Ways in Stanton County)
Mini Grant
August 31, 2017 Wichita Film & Discussion: The 13th (Candid Conversations Wichita)
Special Projects
September 1, 2017 Lenexa Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
TALK
September 2, 2017 Wichita Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
September 4, 2017
–December 10, 2017
North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Humanities Grant
September 5, 2017 Oberlin I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
September 6, 2017 Colby Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
September 9, 2017 Augusta It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh
TALK
September 9, 2017
–September 30, 2017
Beloit Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Beloit (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
September 10, 2017 North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Humanities Grant
September 11, 2017 Colby Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
September 12, 2017 Lindsborg Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
September 15, 2017 Colby Water: Why Is It so Difficult to Conserve?
Speakers Bureau
September 18, 2017 Parsons Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
TALK
September 20, 2017 Newton Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
TALK
September 26, 2017 Chanute Dance for the Dead by Thomas Perry
TALK
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Greensburg Exhibition: Water/Ways in Greensburg
Mini Grant
September 30, 2017
–November 12, 2017
Johnson Exhibition: Owning the Ogallala (Water/Ways in Stanton County)
Mini Grant
October 2, 2017 Newton Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
October 3, 2017 Oberlin The Mammy by Brendan OCarroll
TALK
October 4, 2017 Shawnee At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
October 5, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017
Special Projects
October 7, 2017
–October 28, 2017
Stockton Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Stockton (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
October 14, 2017 Park City Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
October 14, 2017 Augusta Kansas Poems of William Stafford ed. by Denise Low
TALK
October 16, 2017 Stockton Land Ethics and Water Resources
Speakers Bureau
October 16, 2017 Parsons Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
TALK
October 17, 2017 Chanute Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
TALK
October 23, 2017 Newton Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
TALK
October 29, 2017 North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War
Humanities Grant
November 3, 2017 Lenexa The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
TALK
November 4, 2017 Augusta Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
November 4, 2017
–November 25, 2017
Glasco Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Glasco (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
November 5, 2017 Glasco Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
November 6, 2017 Lyons Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
November 6, 2017 Parsons Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
TALK
November 8, 2017 Chanute The Shaman Sings by James D. Doss
TALK
November 19, 2017 Newton The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
December 1, 2017 Lenexa Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
TALK
December 9, 2017 Topeka Oral History of Topeka's Germans from Russia
Heritage Grant
– 2018
January 15, 2018
–January 16, 2018
Coyville Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between (Water/Ways in Wilson County)
Mini Grant
January 15, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Fredonia Water/Ways in Wilson County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
January 28, 2018
–January 30, 2018
Fredonia Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between
Mini Grant
January 29, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Lyons Water/Ways in Rice County: Our Relationship With Water
Mini Grant
January 31, 2018 Lyons Exhibit Opening: Our Relationship With Water (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
February 9, 2018 Lyons Water and Wildlife at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
February 19, 2018
–March 9, 2018
Fredonia Exhibit: Water in Wilson County: the Highs, the Lows, and In Between (Water/Ways in Wilson County)
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–March 24, 2018
Marion Exhibit: Mineral Springs to Recreational Lakes (Water/Ways in Marion)
Mini Grant
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Fort Scott Fort Scott - Waterways and Water - Past, Present & Future - Marmaton River, Mill Creek & Buck Run
Mini Grant
March 27, 2018 Lyons Presentation: Water District Development (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant

Ongoing Events – 2017

May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition
Heritage Grant
May 6, 2017
–October 4, 2017
Chanute Riding the Rails of History: The Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey in Chanute - Exhibit
Humanities Grant