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Explore the Science of Maize at This Exhibit

Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years to become one of our most significant crops and discover why it continues to surprise us today through eye-popping graphics, hands-on interactives and much more!

A display from Kansas State University's Historic Costume and Textile Museum will be featured in this exhibit. 
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” was a common saying during the Great Depression and an especially true adage for those who lived in rural communities. Women would sew underclothes, towels, and all sorts of household decorations from the fabric sacks that their cooking ingredients and animal feed came in--out of necessity and thrift--and marketers in the bagging industry took note.

Now there are collectors who search the country for the bags and numerous books have been written on the subject. The Flint Hills, known for its wheat and plethora of mills took part in this trend of clever re-use and shelf appeal with colorful graphics and various craft patterns printed on their flour sacks, many produced in Kansas City, bringing a local face to a national trend.

River Trail Apartments, the premier apartments in Ogden, Kansas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 28, 2017—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Flint Hills Discovery Center
315 S. 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

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