This Saturday, November 17, at 3:00pm a special event will be held at the Eudora Community Museum (1429 Church Street, the former Nottingham Elementary building). Kansas Humanities Council speaker Anne Hawkins will make a presentation, “Succeeding Generations: African-American Agriculture in Kansas.” Ms. Hawkins’ presentation will highlight the significant contributions African-Americans in Kansas made to agriculture and culture in general.
Following Ms. Hawkins’ presentation, the recently completed exhibit detailing the African-American History of the Eudora area will also be open to the public. The African-American community of Eudora has long been overlooked. In the late 19th century, African-Americans comprised 25% of the total population of the Eudora Township, yet the story of this community has been largely forgotten. Take this opportunity to learn about Eudora’s African-American community, their struggles and triumphs and how they influenced the community.
Eudora’s African-American History exhibit is a partnership exhibit to the Smithsonian Institute’s traveling exhibition The Way We Worked. The development of Eudora’s African-American History exhibit was funded through grants from the Kansas Humanities Council and Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Christine Inman, a recent graduate from the Museum Studies Program at the University of Kansas researched, designed and fabricated the exhibit.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!