2013 EVENTS AND EXHIBITS
EVENT: January 28 ~ ECHS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ~ 7:00 pm. In the Stone Church. All current ECHS members are invited to attend. If you would like to attend and vote, but are not a member, you may join that evening and vote. Presentation by Ellis Public Library Director Steve Arthur on Walker Army Airfield and view a special exhbit related to WWII aviation.
EXHIBIT: January 28 - March 31 ~ WALKER ARMY AIRFIELD/
WORLD WAR II AVIATION. A special exhibit on display in the Stone Church. View artifacts from this brief, but important part of Ellis County history. Uniforms, insignias, photos, and journals all help bring to life the past and recall the men and women of the Greatest Generation who served at Walker AAF in the 1940s. Learn what role Walker played training the pilots for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
EXHIBIT: February 2-8 ~ ELLIS COUNTY BRIDES OF BYGONE ERAS. Will be on temporary display at Hays Mall during the Wedding Showcase event held there Saturday, February 2 and the display will be up thru the following week. A select few of Ellis County Historical Society's immense wedding dress collection will be showcased along with photos and other artifacts from Ellis County weddings (1890s-1960s).
EVENT: February 16 ~ VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BANQUET ~ 6:30-8:30 pm (601 Main Street).
EVENT: February 25 ~ ECHS BOARD MEETING ~ 5:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Postponed to March 4.
PROGRAM: February 26 ~ FROM HARVEST TO THE HUNGRY: "US Hunger Relief Policy: WWII to Today" ~ 7:00 pm in the Stone Church. Dr. David Bovee, professor of History at Fort Hays State University, will discuss changes in United States hunger relief policy and the progress tha has been made since World War II.
PROGRAM: March 5 ~ FROM HARVEST TO THE HUNGRY: "Kansas Agriculture and Food Production Changes Over Time" ~ 6:30 pm in the Stone Church. Dr. David Vail, Kansas State University, will present on the environmental, technological, and agricultural relationships between pesticides, Kansas food production, and global food needs.
PROGRAM: March 6 ~ FROM HARVEST TO THE HUNGRY: "Have Changes in Food Production Changed What It Means to Be a Kansan?" ~ 7:00 pm in the Stone Church. Dr. Joyce Thierer, professor of History at Emporia State University, will explore transformations in food production and asks what these changes mean to our state and residents.
EXHIBIT: April 1-30 ~ DEARLY BELOVED: ELLIS COUNTY BRIDES OF BYGONE ERAS: "Bride of the Month" is Violet (Walker) Philip, who married W. D. Philip, Jr., in Manhattan on October 25, 1933.
EVENT: March 25 ~ ECHS BOARD MEETING ~ 5:30 pm. The public is invited to attend.
PROGRAM: April 21 ~ BUGLES IN THE AFTERNOON ~ 1:30-4:30 pm. At 1:30 pm, Mary Ann Thompson will speak on the 19th Kansas Cavalry and autograph her books Winners of the West and Hays in the 1930s. Then, at 3:00 pm, Sandy Barnard will present a PowerPoint program on Major Joel Elliott and Sergeant John Ryan, both 7th Cavalry. He willl also sign copies of books he has produced on the two soldiers.
EVENT: April 26 ~ SPRING GALLERY WALK ~ 6:30-9:30 pm. In conjunction with the Hays Arts Council. Premiere of special exhibit Foundations of Faith: Churches of Ellis County.
EVENT: April 29 ~ ECHS BOARD MEETING ~ 5:30 pm. The public is invited to attend.
EXHIBIT: May 1-31 ~ DEARLY BELOVED: ELLIS COUNTY BRIDES OF BYGONE ERAS: "Bride of the Month" is Lois (Kinderknecht) Staab, who married Terrance Staab in Ellis on August 17, 1963.
EXHIBIT: May 3-31 ~ QUILTS OF ELLIS COUNTY ~ A satellite exhibit in the Schmidt Gallery at the Hays Public Library featuring 23 quilts from the ECHS collection.
EVENT: May 8 ~ PIONEER DAY ~ 9:30 am-2:30 pm. For grades K-5, an educational and entertaining presentation of pioneer era activities, crafts, and games with historical demonstrators and interpreters.
EVENT: May 28 ~ ECHS BOARD MEETING ~ 5:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Rescheduled from May 27.