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Upcoming Events – 2017

March 25, 2017 Park City Flour Power
Speakers Bureau
March 25, 2017 Hays Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
March 25, 2017 El Dorado Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
March 26, 2017 Jetmore The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
March 27, 2017 Parsons Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
TALK
March 27, 2017 Junction City The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
TALK
March 27, 2017 Highland Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
March 28, 2017 Hill City Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
March 29, 2017 Newton Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
TALK
March 30, 2017 Bonner Springs At Home on the Range
Speakers Bureau
March 30, 2017 El Dorado Free Speech in Times of Crisis
Speakers Bureau
March 31, 2017 Topeka KHC Board of Directors Meeting
April 1, 2017 Hutchinson Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
April 1, 2017 Baldwin City Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 2, 2017 Stafford The March by E. L. Doctorow
TALK
April 2, 2017 Topeka I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
April 2, 2017 Kinsley Kansas Architecture: Reflections of Culture
Mini Grant
April 3, 2017 Topeka Community Writing Workshop with Anthony Funari
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Whitewater Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
April 3, 2017 Highland Lawbreakers for the Common Good
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 Hutchinson The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
TALK
April 4, 2017 El Dorado Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 El Dorado Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
April 4, 2017 Oberlin The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
TALK
April 4, 2017 Chanute Presentation: Orphan Trains in Chanute
Humanities Grant
April 5, 2017 Kansas City The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
TALK
April 6, 2017 Concordia Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
April 6, 2017 Salina Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
April 7, 2017 Lenexa Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White
TALK
April 8, 2017 Augusta The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
TALK
April 8, 2017 Lakin The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2017 Garden City Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
TALK
April 8, 2017 Milford Water: Why Is It so Difficult to Conserve?
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2017 Milford From Fort Laramie to Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline
Speakers Bureau
April 9, 2017 Kinsley Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
April 10, 2017 Marysville Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
April 11, 2017 Chanute Riders on the Orphan Train
Humanities Grant
April 12, 2017 Topeka People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
TALK
April 13, 2017 Lansing The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
April 13, 2017 Leavenworth I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
TALK
April 14, 2017 Basehor The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
TALK
April 15, 2017 Kansas City Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
April 17, 2017 Parsons The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
April 18, 2017 Overland Park Where Echoes Live by Marcia Muller
TALK
April 18, 2017 Hill City Ordinary Genius by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
April 19, 2017 Gardner Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 20, 2017 Goodland The Englishman in Kansas by T. H. Gladstone
TALK
April 20, 2017 Nickerson Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
TALK
April 20, 2017 Topeka Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
April 20, 2017 Clearwater Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
April 21, 2017 Dodge City Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World
Speakers Bureau
April 22, 2017 Fort Scott Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 22, 2017 Derby Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
TALK
April 24, 2017 Parsons Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
April 24, 2017 Junction City Picnic by William Inge
TALK
April 24, 2017 Lyons Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
April 25, 2017 Eureka Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2017 El Dorado Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes
TALK
April 26, 2017 Marysville Throw Like a Girl
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2017 Liberal Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas
Poet Laureate
April 27, 2017 Manhattan Typical American by Gish Jen
TALK
April 27, 2017 Lebo Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
April 29, 2017 Goodland Community Writing Workshop with Paula Ripple
Speakers Bureau
April 29, 2017 Arkansas City The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
May 1, 2017 Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition Opening
Humanities Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition
Heritage Grant
May 1, 2017
–July 31, 2017
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
May 2, 2017 Medicine Lodge Dressing for Success, Victorian Style
Speakers Bureau
May 2, 2017 Oberlin Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
TALK
May 3, 2017 Kansas City Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
TALK
May 4, 2017 Greensburg Greensburg 2007 Tornado - Exhibition Opening
Heritage Grant
May 4, 2017 Atchison The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
TALK
May 5, 2017 Lenexa Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
TALK
May 6, 2017 Augusta Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
May 6, 2017 Derby Serving America While Serving Time
Speakers Bureau
May 6, 2017 Caldwell Foam on the Range
Speakers Bureau
May 6, 2017 Caldwell Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
May 6, 2017 Chanute Open House - Riding the Rails of History: The Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey in Chanute
Humanities 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
May 7, 2017 Alma Free Speech in Times of Crisis
Speakers Bureau
May 8, 2017 Hill City Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
May 8, 2017 Hays The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
May 10, 2017 Lindsborg Lindsborg During World War I: Service, Sacrifice, and Dissent - Public Event
Heritage Grant
May 13, 2017 Wichita Community Writing Workshop with Kim Stanley
Speakers Bureau
May 13, 2017 Garden City Bailey's Cafe by Gloria Naylor
TALK
May 13, 2017 Park City Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
May 15, 2017 Lakin Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out
Speakers Bureau
May 16, 2017 Wamego The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan
TALK
May 17, 2017 Topeka Langston's Lawrence - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
May 23, 2017 Tonganoxie Soda Fountains of Kansas
Speakers Bureau
May 27, 2017 Derby I Hear the Reaper's Song by Sara Stambaugh
TALK
May 30, 2017 Overland Park Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
TALK
June 3, 2017 Lucas Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
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 13, 2017 Chanute Book Discussion: The Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey in Chanute
Humanities Grant
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 20, 2017 Wamego When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
TALK
June 20, 2017 Newton Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
June 23, 2017 Hesston KHC Board of Directors Meeting
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 26, 2017 Great Bend Women Soldiers of the Civil War
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 8, 2017 Kansas City Water Cycle Game and Activities (Water/Ways in Kansas City)
Mini Grant
July 10, 2017 Hays One Soldier's Story by Bob Dole
TALK
July 11, 2017 Leavenworth In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
TALK
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 22, 2017 Park City Angels of the Kansas Coalfields
Speakers Bureau
July 31, 2017 Chanute The Harvey Girls
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 6, 2017 Glen Elder From Fort Laramie to Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy
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 27, 2017 Johnson Exhibit Opening: Owning the Ogallala (Water/Ways in Stanton County)
Mini Grant
September 2, 2017 Wichita Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
September 6, 2017 Colby Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
September 9, 2017
–September 30, 2017
Beloit Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Beloit (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
September 11, 2017 Colby Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
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 7, 2017
–October 28, 2017
Stockton Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Stockton (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
October 16, 2017 Stockton Land Ethics and Water Resources
Speakers Bureau
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
– 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 Water/Ways in Fort Scott - Exhibition
Mini Grant
March 27, 2018 Lyons Presentation: Water District Development (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant

Ongoing Events – 2016

September 6, 2016
–May 1, 2017
Lansing Faces of the Kansas State Penitentiary - Exhibiton
Heritage Grant