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Posts for December 2011

The adrenaline rush of deer hunting in Kansas

My hunting partner and I had split up. I was stationed at the end of a long, snaking draw grown up with tall grass and small locust trees, he at the other. We considered ourselves bowhunters, but ...

Posted on December 29, 2011 8:54AM by Mike Miller

Off to see the Oz Museum

Dorothy might not have been from Wamego, but the town has claimed her as its own. There you will find the Oz Museum. It has become a great place to visit for anyone with a love of the 1939 classic movie or the fairy tales written by Frank Baum that inspired it. Since opening in 2003, the museum has grown in popularity to attract nearly 30,000 visitors a year.

Posted on December 27, 2011 10:16AM by Karen Ridder

Fort Scott by Candlelight

Each December, Fort Scott National Historic Site provides visitors a unique opportunity to experience history. They turn off all of the modern lights, cover up the interpretive ...

Posted on December 20, 2011 9:29AM by Karen Ridder

Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk a Moving Experience

Whether it’s First Friday or Final Friday or even Third Thursday, monthly Art Walks in communities throughout the state provide a terrific opportunity to step inside galleries, studios, and other art venues to discover the talent of local artists. I began Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk last week at the developing North Topeka Arts District on Kansas Avenue where great strides have been made in bringing artists to the neighborhood.

Posted on December 15, 2011 10:27AM by Cecilia Harris

Celebrate the season by giving these five top gifts from Kansas

Share the Kansas experience with family and friends!

Looking for a unique gift that carries a hint of heartland home? Share the Kansas experience with the special people on your holiday shopping list by giving a gift from Kansas.

You name it – good things come from Kansas. From homemade jams, jellies and soaps to homegrown alpaca sweatersNative American fine art to handcrafted cheeses and wines – you’ll find just-right gifts to suit every fancy. Plus, you’ll likely find ideas to pad your own holiday wish list!

Posted on December 1, 2011 2:45PM by admin


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