The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene and the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership to display the 8 Wonders of Kansas in an exhibit designed to help celebrate Kansas' sesquicentennial in 2011.
The plan is for the exhibit to be open to the public from Kansas Day (January 29) 2011 through the summer. There is no admission charge to tour the library exhibits.
Displays will feature the top 8 Wonders in the contested rural culture element categories of Architecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, History, and People, plus the overall 8 Wonders of Kansas. The additional 16 finalists in each contest will be recognized.
Foundation director Marci Penner said, "Because of the vision of Director Karl Weissenbach, tens of thousands of people will get to see exhibits that feature some of Kansas' best found in unincorporated towns to our largest cities. In one fantastic venue, the focus will be on the diversity and highlights of Kansas. This exhibit will no doubt inspire an increased enthusiasm to explore Kansas!"