Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills
presented by Rex Buchanan
Tuesday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Neosho County Community College Ottawa Campus, 900 E Logan, Ottawa, Kansas
Following the restrictions set by state and county health officials, the Franklin County Historical Society has canceled all in-person events through the month of April. We hope to reschedule this event when it is safe to do so.
For centuries, native inhabitants of the land now known as Kansas have carved elaborate images in the soft sandstone of the Smoky Hills. Many of these carvings have been damaged by vandals and by time, and many are now inaccessible to the public. Rex Buchanan, Josh Svaty, and Burke Griggs embarked on a journey to document carvings in 14 sites, examining not only the individual images but also the settings in which they are found.
Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, will present their work and their new book, Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills, on April 7. Admission is free! Books will be available for sale thanks to Raven Book Store in Lawrence.