Flint Hills Discovery Center Receives Grant For New Exhibit

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The Flint Hills Discovery Center was recently awarded a Humanities and Heritage grant by the Kansas Humanities Council.

The $8,725 grant will be used to create the second exhibition in the FORCES series, Flint Hills Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley, and KSU, 1917-1963 – a partnership between the Discovery Center, Fort Riley, Kansas State University and the Riley County Historical Society.

"The second FORCES exhibit is going to include objects, photographs, and artifacts from 1917 to 1963," said Pamela Kulokas, Outreach Coordinator at Flint Hills Discovery Center. "It’s an extensive collection contributed by all organizations that are partnering in this exhibit. So we’re very excited to bring this second exhibit in the FORCES series to the community."

The first FORCES exhibition covered 1853 to 1917, and included an extensive collection of objects, photographs and documents – including a bright yellow 1912 Model T Car.

The sequel exhibit is set to open at the Discovery Center on September 27, 2014 and will remain available to visitors through February 1, 2015.

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