Four Days in Cornville: The 1939 Corn Husking Contest - Exhibit
August 28, 2015
Cornhusking - now a relatively unknown sport - was once considered the next big wave in athletic competition. By the early 1900s, after school clubs and county fair contests were started to encourage youth involvement in agricultural activities. Cornhusking combined the athleticism with daily chores and drew large crowds in the 1940s. In 1939, a national competition was held in Lawrence.
This exhibit supports "Of Two Minds: The Conventional and Unconventional Sides of Lawrence Sports," a series of public events. The project is part of "Hometown Teams," a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.
Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044-2961
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Sponsored by: Watkins Museum of History