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Upcoming Events – 2017

November 27, 2017 Junction City Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
TALK
November 28, 2017 Pratt Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
TALK
November 28, 2017 Hill City Fences by August Wilson
TALK
November 28, 2017 Topeka Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
TALK
November 28, 2017 Wichita looking at the overlooked: Artist Talk
Humanities Grant
November 28, 2017 Tonganoxie Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
November 29, 2017 Topeka The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
TALK
November 29, 2017 Johnson Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
TALK
November 30, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017 - Food and Fun
Special Projects
November 30, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017 - Trails & Quilts
Special Projects
November 30, 2017 Pratt Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
December 1, 2017 Lenexa Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
TALK
December 1, 2017 Emporia Make Art, Not War
Speakers Bureau
December 2, 2017 Hays Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
December 2, 2017 Kansas City Strength in Numbers: Continuing the Interpretation of Quindaro - Oral History Public Event
Humanities Grant
December 4, 2017
–December 24, 2017
Leawood Lawrin: Down the Stretch He Comes - Archiver Podcast
Humanities Grant
December 6, 2017 El Dorado The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
TALK
December 7, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017 - Science in Action
Special Projects
December 10, 2017 Topeka Oral History of Topeka's Germans from Russia - Open House
Heritage Grant
December 14, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017 - Funky Locations & Events
Special Projects
December 19, 2017 Wamego A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
TALK
December 21, 2017 Topeka Sunflower Journeys 2017 - Historic Tourism
Special Projects
December 25, 2017
–January 14, 2018
Leawood The Most Important Kansas Basketball Player You May Not Have Heard Of - Archiver Podcast
Humanities Grant
– 2018
January 1, 2018
–January 31, 2018
Overland Park Civil Rights Photo Exhibit by Ken Thompson
Humanities Grant
January 5, 2018 Concordia Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
January 6, 2018 Paola Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
January 6, 2018 McPherson Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
January 6, 2018 Junction City Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
January 6, 2018
–February 18, 2018
Junction City Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
January 13, 2018 Overland Park Whose Streets? (2017) - Film Screening
Humanities Grant
January 15, 2018 Hill City Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
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
–February 4, 2018
Leawood When Did Kansas Change - Archiver Podcast
Humanities Grant
January 15, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Fredonia Water/Ways in Wilson County - Exhibition
Mini Grant
January 16, 2018 Wamego A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
TALK
January 18, 2018 Eudora Immigration in Kansas Today
Speakers Bureau
January 23, 2018 Overland Park Lena's Voice: Black Women Representation during MLK
Humanities Grant
January 28, 2018 Marysville Koester House Museum Library: Telling the Stories - Open House
Heritage 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 1, 2018
–February 28, 2018
Wellington Wellington Public Library Digitization & Preservation - Display
Heritage Grant
February 1, 2018
–February 28, 2018
Shawnee Mission Segregated KC - Mobile Device Tour App
Humanities Grant
February 3, 2018 Fowler Kansas Legends and Folktales
Speakers Bureau
February 5, 2018 Highland Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
February 5, 2018 Whitewater Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier
Speakers Bureau
February 8, 2018 Wichita Cocin(ando) Wichita (contribution to the collective work: Migrant Kitchens) - Cooking Demonstration
Humanities Grant
February 9, 2018 Lyons Water and Wildlife at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
February 10, 2018 Topeka William Allen White Sesquicentennial Film - KTWU Airing
Humanities Grant
February 12, 2018 Junction City A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
TALK
February 12, 2018 Parsons Children of the Promised Land
Speakers Bureau
February 14, 2018 Wichita Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate
February 15, 2018 Wichita Cocin(ando) Wichita (contribution to the collective work: Migrant Kitchens) - Cooking Demonstration
Humanities Grant
February 15, 2018 Goodland The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
February 17, 2018 Marysville Koester House Museum Library: Telling the Stories - Open House
Heritage Grant
February 18, 2018 Topeka The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
TALK
February 19, 2018 Highland The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Speakers Bureau
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 20, 2018 Wamego A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
TALK
February 21, 2018 Topeka Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
TALK
February 21, 2018 North Newton Cowboys and Clerics
Speakers Bureau
February 22, 2018 Pittsburg Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
February 22, 2018 Manhattan None to Accompany Me by Nadine Gordimer
TALK
February 23, 2018 Kansas City Black Enuf (2017) - Film Discussion
Humanities 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
February 24, 2018
–April 8, 2018
Cottonwood Falls Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
February 26, 2018 Parsons It Happened in Kansas by Sarah Smarsh
TALK
March 1, 2018 Pratt Community Writing Workshop with Kim Stanley
Speakers Bureau
March 1, 2018
–March 31, 2018
Ashland The 2017 Starbuck Fire and its Effect on the People of Clark County - Display
Heritage Grant
March 2, 2018 Lenexa Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
TALK
March 3, 2018 Basehor Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 3, 2018 Osawatomie Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Speakers Bureau
March 5, 2018 Whitewater Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 6, 2018 Ashland The 2017 Starbuck Fire and its Effect on the People of Clark County - Open House
Heritage Grant
March 8, 2018 Pratt Kansas Weather in Life, Literature, and Photography
Speakers Bureau
March 8, 2018 Goodland The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
TALK
March 10, 2018 Augusta Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat
TALK
March 11, 2018 Topeka Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 12, 2018 Junction City The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
TALK
March 18, 2018 Topeka Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
TALK
March 19, 2018 Parsons Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska
TALK
March 21, 2018 Topeka Miriam's Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich
TALK
March 22, 2018 Bonner Springs Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
March 24, 2018 Goddard Goddard Woman's Club Historical Preservation Project - Open House
Heritage Grant
March 27, 2018 Lyons Presentation: Water District Development (Water/Ways in Rice County)
Mini Grant
March 29, 2018 Manhattan The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
TALK
April 1, 2018
–April 30, 2018
Lawrence Home Front in the Heartland, Revisited - Display
Heritage Grant
April 2, 2018 Whitewater Water in Kansas: Past & Present
Speakers Bureau
April 6, 2018 Lenexa The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
TALK
April 7, 2018 Wichita Cocin(ando) Wichita (contribution to the collective work: Migrant Kitchens) - Film Premiere
Humanities Grant
April 7, 2018 Manhattan Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 8, 2018 Kinsley The Irrigation Crusade
Speakers Bureau
April 9, 2018 Junction City A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
TALK
April 12, 2018 Topeka Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
TALK
April 13, 2018
–June 3, 2018
Overland Park Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS
April 14, 2018 Augusta Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
TALK
April 18, 2018 Prairie Village Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Speakers Bureau
April 18, 2018 Topeka Empire Falls by Richard Russo
TALK
April 19, 2018 Kansas City East is East and West is West: The History of Segregation in KC - Panel Discussion
Humanities Grant
April 19, 2018 Goodland One Soldier's Story by Bob Dole
TALK
April 20, 2018
–April 21, 2018
Kansas City Strength in Numbers: Continuing the Interpretation of Quindaro - Symposium
Humanities Grant
April 26, 2018 Dodge City Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 26, 2018 Manhattan So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba
TALK
April 27, 2018 Liberal Poet Laureate of Kansas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Speakers Bureau
April 30, 2018 Parsons Ordinary Genius by Thomas Fox Averill
TALK
May 3, 2018 Topeka Legislative Legacy - Public Event
Heritage Grant
May 4, 2018 Overland Park O.N.E. Powwow Documentary - Film Premiere
Humanities Grant
May 4, 2018 Lenexa Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
TALK
May 10, 2018 Chanute The Harvey Girls
Speakers Bureau
May 12, 2018 Augusta Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
TALK
October 6, 2018 Garden City Garden City Works - Film Premiere
Humanities Grant
October 25, 2018 Mayetta O.N.E. Powwow Documentary - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
November 3, 2018 Lawrence Garden City Works - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
November 8, 2018 Overland Park O.N.E. Powwow Documentary - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
December 1, 2018 Topeka Garden City Works - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant
– 2019
January 12, 2019 Manhattan Garden City Works - Film Discussion
Humanities Grant

Ongoing Events – 2017

June 10, 2017
–June 10, 2018
Overland Park Becoming Johnson County - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
September 9, 2017
–December 10, 2017
Wichita looking at the overlooked - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
November 1, 2017
–January 21, 2018
North Newton Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War - Exhibition
Humanities Grant
November 4, 2017
–November 25, 2017
Glasco Exhibit: Living Off the Water in Glasco (Water/Ways in Solomon Valley)
Mini Grant
November 13, 2017
–December 3, 2017
Leawood Fast Food Kansas - Archiver Podcast
Humanities Grant
November 18, 2017
–December 31, 2017
Hesston Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibition
MoMS