Kansas at 150: At the History Museum

By: From the Museum of History/ 13 News
By: From the Museum of History/ 13 News

KANSAS MUSEUM of HISTORY -- Here's the full schedule of events for the Kansas Sesquicentennial this weekend!

Free Wizard of Oz Showing (6:30 Friday night, January 28th: A free showing of the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz" at the Kansas Museum of History.) Costumed characters from the film will be available for photo opportunities 5:30-6:30. Visitors can enjoy free admission to the museum, including the new "150 Things I Love About Kansas" exhibit, until 6:30 p.m.

Kansas Day at the Museum (9:00am till 4:30pm, Saturday, January 29th) A celebration of Kansas diversity through live music performances, food, and art and craft presentations and displays. Visitors can tour the new "150 Things I Love About Kansas" exhibit for only $1.50, all other activities are free.

Live music performances by:
- Shyster Mountain Gang (American folk music)
- Standing Bear Goud Society (American Indian music)
- Rich Stevenson (Irish music)
- Ed Grisnik Pola Band (Croatian and Slovenian music)
- Mariachia Estrella de Topeka (Mexican music)

Artist displays and presentations:
- Roxanne Ebberts, printmaker
- Dolores Purdy Corcoran, watercolor and ledger artist
- Jim Richardson, photographer
- Marla Jackson, quilter
- Katie Armitage, author
- Tom Averill, author

Historic craft demonstrations:
Paper cutting, wood carving, needle felting, knitting, rope making, basket making, quilting, Pysansky, Native American flute, spinning, jewelry making, weaving, and sand painting.

Food vendors include:
- Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church will be selling Greek and Lebanese food
- Alma Bakery & Sweet Shoppe will be selling bierocks and baked goods

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