All events are included with membership or admission unless otherwise noted, and are at the Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main, Newton.
Cancelled - We are sad to share that Fred Krebs passed away on December 28, 2012.
March 17, 2:00 — The Way We Worked Program. Candy Makers and Candy Jobbers, 1870-2000. A fun look at the history of candy in Kansas (think Cero’s, Valomilk, Henry’s, Price and Russell Stover), the various working roles that candy supported, and the social and cultural benefits of this small but popular career path. Presented by Fred A. Krebs through the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Free.
April 22, 6:00-7:00 — The Way We Worked Event. Working Voices: Sharing YOUR Story. See January 20 for details. Free.
April 22, 7:00 — The Way We Worked Program. Kansas Takes the Checkered Flag in American Racing. Kansas played a vital role in the development of stock car and drag racing. This talk explores early drivers from Kansas and examines how Kansas race car tracks in Halstead, Belleville and Topeka gave rise to innovations that are still being used across the nation today. Presented by Sara Jane Richter through the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Free.
June 10, 6:00-7:00 — TWWW Event. Working Voices: Sharing YOUR Story. See January 20 for details.
June 10, 7:00 — TWWW Program. Black Newspapers and African-American Communities in Kansas. 19th-century Black newspapers served as a pipeline for information, a platform to denounce injustices, and a promoter for racial uplift through education and entrepreneurship. Some editors were bi-vocational while others established themselves as journalists. Presented by Aleen Ratzlaff through the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Free.
June 29, 10:30-12:30 — Event. KWCH-12 60th Anniversary Field Trip Celebration. Help Channel 12 celebrate their 60th anniversary with a field trip at the Harvey County Historical Museum! Join Pilar Pedraza for refreshments, activities and a $60 VISA giftcard drawing. Guest enjoy 60% off admission, which works out to $1.20 (carrying on the 60 and 12 theme!). Bring your friends to this fun community event!
July 21, 2:00 — Program. Flyover People. Author Cheryl Unruh presents readings and discussion about her book, and will be available following the program for book signing. Free.
August 18, 1:00 — Exhibit Opening. Gems of Fine Art: International Miniature Fine Art Traveling Exhibit. The Miniature Artists of America’s traveling exhibition contains 35 works of art representing an international group of artists who specialize in creating these diminutive gems of the Fine Art world and promoting this ancient art form. Exhibit will be on display through December 28, 2013 compliments of the Miniature Artists of America.
August 18, 1:00-4:00 — Event. Working Voices: Sharing YOUR Story. (See January 20 for details.)
August 18, 2:00 — Program. Tools of the Trade, presented by director Debra Hiebert, will explore a variety of work-based objects from history near and far. Audience participation is encouraged during this hands-on program!
September 22, 1:00 — TWWW Event. Working Voices: Sharing YOUR Story. See January 20 for details. Free.
September 22, 2:00 — TWWW Program. 19th-Century Rural Kansas Women at Work. Although most women of the late 1800s tended children, managed family gardens, butchered livestock and game, and canned and preserved winter rations, some women also augmented their family incomes by bartering agricultural products in nearby town, working as domestics and teaching. Presented by Isaias McCaffery through the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. Free.
October 20, 1:00-5:00 — Event. Listening to our Past Cemetery Tour. Details in spring of 2013.
November 10, 2:00 — Program. Seasons Greetings: Postcards from the Holidays. Presented by HCHM board member and paper memorabilia collector Beth Schmucker.
November 18, 7:00 — Annual Meeting.
November 21-23 — Holiday Closure. Many thanks to all of you who support HCHM in a variety of ways! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
December 7 — Event. Five Places of Christmas. Our holiday open house, in collaboration with Kauffman Museum, Carriage Factory Gallery, Warkentin House and Bethel College Women’s Association. Free
December 24 & 25 — Holiday Closure. Wishing you a warm holiday season with friends and family!
December 30, 2013 & January 1, 2014 — Holiday Closure. And a happy and healthy new year!