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The Kansas Mosaic Exhibit

A companion exhibit to “The Kansas Mosaic:  Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas, 1870-1900” is currently on display at the library. Access a digital copy of the six display panels by clicking on the titles below. The Edwards County Story Swedish Immigrants Came to Garfield, 1877 German Catholics Kept Faith, 1879| Zion Lutheran Church Community, 1878 …

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY JOHN J RIISOE -April 9

John J’s oral history was part of “The Kansas Mosaic” series. Click here to access John J’s oral history with pictures.

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The Things They Carried

Mark your calendar for these events… Sunday, November 8, 2-5 p.m.   The Things They Carried: Preservation Workshop Learn how to preserve treasured military and other family memorabilia. Jamin Landavazo will conduct a FREE workshop covering photographs, documents, fabric, journals, and other memorabilia and artifacts. CLICK HERE for more information on these two events Tuesday, …

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Contemporary Immigration

Contemporary Immigration   KHC TALK Book Discussion Series   December 1, 7 p.m. Typical American by Gish Jen Discussion Leader:  Jennifer Krisuk, Ph.D. America is a nation of immigrants that have brought new traditions, food, styles, art, and history into the complex mosaic of American life. This fall’s series will focus on three immigrant experiences: CLICK …

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Student Dust Bowl Documentaries

Andrew Fagan Wins GoPro Camera for Dust Bowl Documentary Andrew Fagan finished his eighth grade year by winning a GoPro Camera for his documentary, “Farmers Struggle During the Dust Bowl.”  He received the camera from teacher Dawn Thorp at USD 347 Junior High Awards assembly in the school auditorium on May 20. Toshea Dupree and …

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Students Explore the Dust Bowl

All Edwards County students have had an opportunity to visit the library to see the “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry” and “It Blew So Hard” exhibits. Kindergartens thru 8th graders did various activities with singer/songwriter Thad Beach.  The 7th and 8th Language Arts Project class at Kinsley-Offerle Jr/Sr High School are conducting interviews.  The 11th grade …

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Other Dust Bowl Activities & Resources

Dust Bowl Memories: Recollections of local residents gleaned from the Kinsley Library oral history collection. New interviews by Catherine Hattrup, Jim Mowrey Jake Schmidt, and Charles Schmitt Click here Kansas, A Land of Dust and Drought:  Three Interviews about the 1930s, 1950s, and today collected by the Language Arts Projects Class of Kinsley-Offerle Junior/Senior High School  Click here Dust Bowl Connections: professional …

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