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The Chapman Center for Rural Studies Presents This Thought-Provoking Exhibit


The Chapman Center for Rural Studies will host "Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills," an exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, starting September 24. You are invited to explore the histories of seven Flint Hills, Kansas, towns including: Broughton, the town which - when first studied - became the Chapman Center for Rural Studies! Kids will have a very special area dedicated to exploring how Kansas kids of the past played, learned, and more!

An interactive map of all verified towns will help you envision how the Flint Hills population waxed and waned. Vintage photos and video will be displayed throughout the exhibit where you can explore towns and ideas like communication, travel, and recreation of Kansas' past. Several iPad stations will be posted for more exploration of the seven featured towns.

Plan to stop at the Story Store, a place to record your memories of home throughout the exhibit. This is also where we will partner with nationally-recognized, StoryCorps, in November. "StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world." We hope to add Flint Hill stories to their archive housed in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

This exhibition represents the work of undergraduate students working with Chapman Center for Rural Studies faculty and made possible by an estate gift from Mr. Mark Chapman. The stories, images, sounds and exhibit films were written, discovered, and created by an amazing and talented group of young scholars who care deeply about the Flint Hills.

It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But River Trail Apartments in Ogden, Kansas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

 Event Time/Date:
Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 5:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Flint Hills Discovery Center
315 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

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