Kansas Heritage - Summer 1998
(Volume 9, Number 2)
"THE CROWNING GLORY AND THE GREATEST GRIEF: KANSAS IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR"
The call went out in 1898, and U.S. citizens rallied 'round the flag for the war against Spain. Jump into the fray and join these fighting Kansans as they take up arms for a "splendid little war."
"AND THE LIVIN' IS EASY": A Photo Essay
Fresh-squeezed lemonade, hand-cranked ice cream, and a hammock in the shade--it's a journey back to the days that set an easy and gentle rhythym to daily living. Welcome to yesterday in the good ol' summertime!.
"IN SEARCH OF SECRETS IN THE STONE: ROCK ART OF KANSAS"
From the recesses of time to the light of the present, Kansas rock art has not easily yielded its secrets. Where did they come from, these peculiar designs? Whose story do they tell? Rock art is surrounded by questions--who will find the answers?
THE HERITAGE TRAVELER: "Down the Road to Jefferson County"
You'll have plenty of opportunities to see threshing and farm marchinery at work.
VOICES FROM THE HEARTLAND: "The Trick Egg"
"This is terrible," May gasped. "Something has been eating eggs."
"It could be a skunk, or a weasel, or"--Frank's face was grim--"one of the dogs."
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Bill Gomer: He turns strips of leather into works of art, always "Riding Tall in His Saddles."
Charles Curtis: Brave on the reservation--bold in legislation.
Take home a piece of history! Featured on this page are just a few of the unique and finely crafted gifts available from the Museum Store at the Kansas History Center.
YOU'RE LIVING HISTORY: Let history come alive for you and your family!
Look for some exciting happenings to come with the Kansas Historical Society!
The Kaw Nation is Coming Home
The Adair Affair
PRESENTING THE PAST
A calendar of Kansas-related activities with historical connections through August.
"On such green summer afternoons under an overarching blue dome of sky one could well believe that one's town and one's country were good places, that life itself was good, that the same slow rhythmic heartbeat of the days would continue down through the years." Author Richard Lingeman wrote this fond memory of his childhood summers, and the serenity and optimism he expressed are evident in this photograph taken in rural Kansas around 1920. We thank Paul Boeger of Topeka for donating this lasting impression, which we hope brings peaceful reflections of the summer days of your youth.