May 4: Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills (Online Event)

The background includes a photo of part of a petroglyph from the Kansas Smoky Hills. In the foreground is a portrait of Rex Buchanan. He is wearing a suit and tie. The Humanities Kansas logo is also featured.

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills  presented by Rex Buchanan  Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m.  Via Zoom and Facebook Live Click here to register for Zoom Access Too often Kansas history seems to start with the Coronado’s trip through the state in 1541. For centuries before European arrival, Native people lived on the plains, and some left behind rock carvings on soft sandstone in the middle of the state. Based on the book Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills (University Press of Kansas, 2019), this presentation focuses on these carvings,…

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Invitation to Bid on Roof Repairs and Painting/Plastering Projects at the Old Depot Museum

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS INVITATION TO BID Roof Project & Painting/Plastering Project OLD DEPOT MUSEUM, also known as the Ottawa Santa Fe Depot OTTAWA, KANSAS Building Description Completed in 1888, the two-story limestone building with a prominent terne-metal roof served as a depot for the Southern Kansas and then AT&SF railroad lines until 1962, when the structure was donated to the Franklin County Historical Society. FCHS reopened the building as the Old Depot Museum in 1963.   Project Descriptions Project #1: Repairing both the terne-metal roof and wooden platform roof to…

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