Tag Archives: soda fountains

Humanities Happenings 7/8-7/14

Newton: Soulful Life of a Kansas Artist The Carriage Factory Art Gallery hosts the opening of “Vernon Rickman: Soulful Life of a Kansas Artist,” an exhibition exploring the life and work of Vernon Rickman, a Newton native who was staff artist … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings 6/10-6/16

Treat yourself to a humanities staycation this week with cultural events happening right here in Kansas. Kansas City: “Quindaro” Screening Founded in 1857 on the Missouri River, the town of Quindaro thrived for six years. The “Quindaro” documentary short film examines the history of … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings 5/20-5/22

This almost-summer weekend features events covering classic summertime topics like baseball and soda fountains, plus cowboys and Thomas Hardy. Explore this weekend’s Humanities Happenings: Garden City: Far From the Madding Crowd Gabriel Oak watches Bathsheba, the impulsive young mistress of Weatherby Farm, … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings 4/22-4/24

April showers bring… many humanities events to bloom in Kansas. Find an event near you. Hays: When the Well Runs Dry In this short documentary film, ranchers, farmers, and residents of small Kansas towns tell their heartfelt stories about water, … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings – 1/23 -1/24

KHC-supported humanities events are the cure for the winter blues: a film premiere, a book discussion, and presentations sure to get you thinking and doing this weekend. Topeka: Meet “Our Charley” The Shawnee County Historical Society presents the premiere of “Our … Read full article »

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Humanities Happenings: 06/05-06/07

Visit Concordia, Ness City, Greensburg, Arkansas City, Alma, or Jetmore this weekend to participate in one of the following KHC-sponsored events. Concordia: A Tale of Two Cultures During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the children of Kansas immigrants lived … Read full article »

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Sugar-laced Tonics and Fizzy Cure-alls

This summer, KHC features daily posts about the speakers and topics in the Humanities catalog. Today’s featured presentation is “Soda Fountains of Kansas” by Cindy Higgins. During the glory days of the soda fountain, Kansas pharmacists created tonics and curatives that … Read full article »

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