Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Lyon County Historical Museum Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:01 GMT Community Spotlight: Emporia http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Community-Spotlight-Emporia/270/ Located in the eastern Flint Hills, Emporia mixes small-town charm with big-city arts and culture. Victorian homes along tree-lined brick streets reflect the city’s past while a new Arts Center offers gallery exhibits, a performing arts series and an art store. And the Emporia Granada Theatre – restored to its 1920s grandeur with modern comforts – shows movie classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”Founded in 1857, Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day and the site of an All Veterans Tribute Celebration in November. Other special events include Iris Days in May and Prairie Heritage Days in June. Emporia’s don’t-miss historical options include the William Allen White House State Historic Site and Lyon County Historical Museum.  Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/21/Community-Spotlight-Emporia/270/