Wednesday, January 29, is Kansas Day.
Kansas became a state in 1861.
There was a celebration at the Kaufman Museum in North Newton to
honor our state's heritage this past weekend. We girls decided to go.
We dressed appropriately - a Kansa Indian, a Kansas college shirt, a prairie immigrant and I wore sunflower earrings and necklace.
The Cheese-heads stayed home to "watch" Claire while she napped.
One wonderful thing about Kansas - we often have mild days even in January! The next evening, a cold front came through with 60 mph winds and brrr cold temps! The high today was 20. Grateful for a very nice day that day!
Joseph Loganbill, a native artist, had set up his easel and was painting.
shelling field corn
popping corn in a kettle
Brad Sneed, native author
In front of her great-great-great grandmother's log cabin. (Mary Graber)
I guess this must be a representation of Al's great-grandpa?
I could not begin to imagine how it must have been to live in that cabin especially through a long winter.
I could hear some pretty good drumming.
Looked around the corner and there was the awesome Tracy family!
Such a fun day!