Eudora Area Historical Society

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WaterWays

 

The Kansas Humanities Council has announced that the Eudora Community Museum will host the traveling Smithsonian exhibition “Water/Ways” in the summer of 2017. The Eudora Community Museum will be the first museum in Kansas to host the exhibit. The exhibit will be at the museum for a period of six weeks, from June 24, 2017 until August 6, 2017.  The “Water/Ways” exhibit focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water?

In addition to hosting the Smithsonian exhibit, the Eudora Community Museum will also develop complimentary programming and a companion exhibit focusing on the Water/Ways of the Eudora area. The “Water/Ways” exhibit will be promoted throughout the state, which means great promotion for the Eudora Community Museum and Eudora. The “Water/Ways” exhibit has the potential to attract thousands of visitors to the Eudora Community Museum and downtown Eudora.

The Eudora Community Museum is located at 720 Main Street in historic downtown Eudora. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturdays and can be reached at 785-690-7900.

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The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its September Program and meeting on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street).

A brief Program exploring the History of Eudora High School (EHS) football from 1920 until the present will be delivered by former EHS football player Jim Harris. Following this presentation, former and current EHS football players in attendance will be encouraged to speak-up and share their experiences as a Cardinal. We encourage all former and current EHS football players to attend!

This program coincides with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams” as it currently makes its way through Kansas communities. The EAHS is a partner site with “Hometown Teams” and created the new sports-themed historical exhibit, “Eudora High School Football: Rising to New Heights” which is now on display at the Eudora Community Museum.

1932 33 bill neis football team (2)The EHS football team of 1932.

This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its July Program and meeting on Thursday, July 16th at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street).

The Program will be presented by Phil Dixon. The program is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council and coincides with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Hometown Teams” as it currently makes its way through Kansas communities. The EAHS is a partner site with “Hometown Teams” and will be unveiling a new sports-themed historical exhibit, “Eudora High School Football: Rising to New Heights” on July 23 during the CPA Picnic.

 

This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its May Program and meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street)

The Kansas (Kaw) River has always been a big part of the Eudora community. This new program developed by local historian Barbara Higgins-Dover will explore fishing and fish markets of the Kansas River.

River KingsFishermen of the Kansas River

This program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

 

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720 Main St. Grand OpeningEudora Community Museum at 720 Main Street

 

Two separate events hosted by the Eudora Area Historical Society (EAHS) are set to take place this week. The first event is the next EAHS program and meeting on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00pm at Eudora City Hall (4 East 7th Street). The topic of the program will be the history of historic 720 Main Street and the recent extensive efforts to rehabilitate the property. The property at 720 Main St. was generously donated to the EAHS in 2013 by Pam Staab and the Trefz family.

The second event is the official Dedication and Grand-Opening Ceremonies of the Eudora Community Museum at its new home at historic 720 Main Street. This event will include the ribbon-cutting ceremony, short speeches honoring the generous donors and volunteers, the first tours of the museum and its exhibits, and refreshments. For the first time, you will be able to marvel at the hard work and dedication that saved this 130+ year old building.

Eudora Community Museum Grand Opening:

When: Saturday April 4th at 11:00am

Where: In front of the Eudora Community Museum at 720 Main Street

 

Both events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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