HAYS, KS -- Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University will host the new Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibit series. The series is scheduled to run from Sept. 22 through May 12 with a different exhibit starting each month of the academic year.
The opening exhibit in the series, "By a Thousand Artifices: The Folk Technology of Farming in the Flint Hills," will be on display through Sept. 22. The exhibit consists of 24 framed black and white photographs and explores challenges faced by farmers in early 20th century Kansas.
"Amelia Earhart: Taking Flight in Kansas" is scheduled to be on exhibit from Sept. 22 through Oct. 22. This exhibit will explore Earhart's life from her childhood to her disappearance.
Other exhibits scheduled for display at Forsyth Library:
Oct. 22 -- Nov. 22: "Continuing the Tradition: Mexican-American Folk Art."
Nov. 22 -- Dec. 22: "Postcards from the Past: Preserving the Built Environment."
Jan. 12 -- Feb. 12: "Native American Folk Arts: Living Traditions."
Feb. 12 --- March 12: "Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement."
March 12 -- April 12: "Dust Bowl in Kansas."
April 12 -- May 12: "Pinnacles of the Plains: Public Sculpture in Kansas."
The exhibits have been brought to the campus by the Kansas State Historical Society, the Kansas Humanities Council and Forsyth Library.
"Forsyth Library is emphasizing the connections between the classroom and the library," said John Ross, director of Forsyth Library. "These connections will be continually highlighted by the exhibits."