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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  4. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  5. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  6. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: Golden Valley, Endless Skyway

    June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 19, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Celebrate summer tradition as SNW Gallery presents the annual landscape show.

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  7. Youth Builds A Better World

    June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Drawn from Beach Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore options and develop talents to build a better world. In conjunction with Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World”.

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  8. Picturing Nam

    June 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibit organized by National Archives and Records Administration; traveled by National Archives Traveling Exhibits; presented in part by Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Kansas Masons.

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Community Events

  1. Design Zone/Brain Teasers Exhibit

    May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Design Zone takes you behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do amazing things.

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  2. Downtown Farmer's Market

    July 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's Parking Lot

    Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan has rich history of local producers with fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods. Discover many local crafters with handmade jewelry, soaps, wood-carved items and other art mediums.

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  3. Flint Hills Daylily Bloom Show

    July 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Daylilies on display in the main center court at Manhattan Town Center.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Gypsy

    June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre

    Woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts coy smile on the faces of family and fame; winks at audience all the while.

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Fun Storytime

    July 1, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Lively storytime with great picture books, action songs and music. Families encouraged to attend together; adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Topeka Golden Giants at JC Brigade

    June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - July 1, 2017, 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium

    Brigade rival Topeka Golden Giants visit Junction City for three-game weekend series. Giants swept three-game, mid-June series in Topeka. Roll over to Rathert between weekend Sunflower Salute activities, and cheer on the Brigade!

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Special Events

  1. Sundown Salute

    June 30, 2017, 3:00 PM - July 4, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Largest free Independence Day festival in the state with crafters, carnival, car show, food vendors, fireworks extravaganza and parade. Music plays a big role in the celebration, as more than 15 bands will play two stages in Heritage Park. Quiet Riot is the feature attraction at 9 p.m. July 1. 1st Infantry Band performance will accompany the fireworks show at 9 p.m. July 4 from the main stage.

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