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Showcase counties for 2020 Big K...

Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha will be the next counties showcased in the Big Ka...

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Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!

ERV

ERV

Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace. The event will be held over four days, May 2-5, 2019.

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A Hopp'in Good Time in McPherson!

As of June 10, 12:30 p.m. - WE HAVE ROOM FOR JUST ONE MORE PERSON!!  

Explorer Outing in McPherson Thursday, June 20, 2019          Register here. $42.
 
We have room for the first 20 Kansas Explorer Club members and families or friends.
 
2:15-2:25 p.m.  Board the trolley at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave.
 
2:30 p.m.  Tour of The Clayworks. An entrepreneurial creation of Disability Supports of the Great Plains, this artists’ studio offers individuals with disabilities the chance to explore their own unique creativity and artistic expression — and to profit from their work.  We can shop in the gift shop, too.
 
3:15 p.m.  Tour of the McPherson Opera House.  Enjoy a tour of this opera house that dates back to 1889.
 
4 p.m.  Tour of McPherson Museum.  See displays about the city and county namesake, General McPherson; about the first man-made diamond large enough to be visible, created in McPherson; items from the McPherson Globe Refiners basketball team, the first team ever to win an Olympic gold medal.
 
5 p.m.  Trolley tour of historic homes.
 
5:30 p.m.  Dinner at Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia.  Choose from three choices on the registration form.
 
6:30 p.m.  You'll be taken to your cars at this point.  Hope you join us for the concert.
 
7 p.m.  Kansas Sampler Foundation is the recipient of Concerts for a Cause at the Hopp's Sno Shack stage, 214 E. Euclid.  Robin Macy will perform!
 
REGISTER HERE