McPHERSON EXHIBITS                                                                              

 

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Museum hours: Monday-Friday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. / Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Don’t miss the McPherson Globe Refiners exhibit documenting the first gold medal basketball team awarded in Olympic history and the Museum’s permanent “hands-on” model train exhibit. 620-241-8464.  

 

One Door North, The Gallery of The Clayworks, 107 N. Main. 620-504-6550 An entrepreneurial creation of Disability Supports of the Great Plains, offering individuals with disabilities the chance to explore their own unique creativity and artistic expression using different media – such as clay, painting, and drawing. 

 

Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. This exhibit lifts up the prophetic insights and the personal courage of World War I peace protesters and suggests parallels to the culture of war and violence in our world today. Exhibit will be displayed to November 19.

 

OTHER AREA EXHIBITS                                                                              

 

Canton Stars and Stripes Military Museum, 104 W. Allen, in Canton. Exhibits include memorabilia from all military branches. Open for all Military and Patriotic Holidays or by appointment620-628-4484 

 

Galva Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, in Galva. Documenting Galva’s history as well as surrounding country schools, displays of past businesses, and information regarding the Cherokee and Santa Fe Trail. Hours: 1st Sunday: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; 2nd Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon; 3rd Thursday: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., or by appointment. 620-654-3343 

 

Inman Museum, 101 N. Main, in Inman.  Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., or by appointment. 620-585-6756 or 620-585-6477.  The museum has a life-size village square with six buildings constructed with 100-year-old materials, a restored train deport complete with a caboose, and a full early prairie homestead. www.inmanmuseum.com.

 

Kansas Motorcycle Museum, 120 N. Washington, in Marquette. Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.785-546-2449 or www.ksmotorcyclemuseum.org. Three galleries that are home to over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles of various makes and models, motorcycle racing memorabilia, photos, clothing, trophies, and posters. 

 

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays and County holidays. For more information go online to www.mcphersoncountyks.us/20/Old-Mill-Museum. 785-227-3595  

Birger Sandzén Art Gallery- 401 N. First St., in Lindsborg. 785-227-2220. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. To view online work from Sandzén’s early, middle, or later years or to see selections from the gallery’s other collections visit their website at www.sandzen.org  

 

The Cole House, 405 E. Cole St. in Moundridge. Tours are available by calling 620-345-2427. Be sure to also visit the Moundridge Depot Museum, which is also open by appointment only for tours.

 

2022 EVENTS CALENDAR  

Friday, October 7th

Triangles, Squares, Some ‘Imaginary’ Numbers and a $1,000 Dollar Problem- 3pm at The Cedars Conference Center. First Friday’s is a free lecture series hosted by McPherson College. Guest speaker Tim Frye

 

Crawl for Cancer –  4:00 p.m. at multiple locations in McPherson. Fundraiser for (WACCC) Facebook: Women and Children Combating Cancer in McPherson County. Tickets are $25 each are available to purchase at MCCU – 1999 S. Main and at Kindred Hospice – 900 E. 1st St.

 

Saturday, October 8th

Childbirth Class– 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at McPherson Center for Health, 1000 Hospital Drive. Childbirth class is an amazing time to learn more about what is going to happen when you come to the hospital to deliver. Call the Women’s Care and Birth Center at 620-514-2250 to register for classes or for more information. Financial assistance may be available to cover the cost of the class.

 

Sunday, October 9th

SERVE Day – First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas Ave. Come volunteer your time and help serve the community with the First United Methodist Church. Contact the church at 620.241.3636 to volunteer.

 

Monday, October 10th

BBQ Dinner for Elyria Christian School at McPherson County 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Help support Elyria Christian School in their annual BBQ Dinner. They will be serving from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can call ahead your order at (620) 755-3838 or stop on by for car side pickup. Free will donation.

 

Thursday, October 13th

Community Visioning Sessions for USD 418 at the Community Building, 122 E. Marlin St. The USD 418 Board of Education wants the community’s help evaluating facilities needs and priorities. The community visioning sessions will focus on district facility needs, priorities and opportunities. District residents are invited to participate in person at 6:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 15th

Talents Galore Craft & Bake Sale at New Gottland Lutheran Church, 1822 17th Ave. Come grab a cinnamon roll or stop by for lunch and after that, do a little shopping for some homemade crafts and other baked goods. Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and lunch is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sale ends at 2:00 p.m.

 

Coronado Heights Run – 6:00 a.m. at 121 S. Main St., Lindsborg. Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. 2-mile walk begins at 7:15 a.m., 5k & 15k both begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-mile youth fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration prices vary depending on the run. You can find more information by going to www.active.com/lindsborg-ks/running/distance-running-races/coronado-heights-run-2022

 

Monday, October 17th – Tuesday, October 18th

Mammograms & Mocktails – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McPherson Center for Health, 1000 Hospital Dr. In honor of October-Breast Cancer Awareness Month come get your 3D mammogram, enjoy mocktails and snacks and learn about the benefits of early detection and prevention! Call (620) 241-2251, ext. 1452 to schedule your appointment. You must have a referral order from your physician by Friday Oct. 14!

 

Thursday, October 20th

Benefit Day Auction & Dinner at 5:00 p.m. at the Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge. Pine Village is excited to have their annual Benefit Day Auction & Dinner in person this year. Benefit meal will be served 5-6:30pm & live auction starts at 6pm. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, contact Crystal at 620.345.2901 or email [email protected]

 

Saturday, October 22nd

Music by the Mill – 4:00 p.m. at Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, 120 E. Mill St., Lindsborg. Fundraising event for the Mill and Museum. Live music from Old Man Lingonberry and authentic Mexican food from La Jefa Mexicana. Free will donation.

 

Tuesday, October 25th

Lecture on General James B. McPherson – 7:00 p.m. at Central Christian College in the Greer Auditorium, 1200 S. Main St. Dr. Woodworth, an OAH Distinguished Lecturer, author, coauthor, or editor of twenty-eight books on the Civil War era, will give a lecture on General James B. McPherson.

 

Thursday, October 27th

Trick or Treat Main Street– 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (or until candy runs out!)  In Downtown McPherson. Trick or Treat with McPherson merchants up and down Main Street. Businesses are welcome to participate regardless of your location. A McPherson Main Street Promotion.

 

Optimist Halloween Carnival

6-8 pm at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Games, a costume contest with prizes, and concession available. Bring a canned or boxed food item and receive 2 game tickets. Items will be donated to the McPherson County Food Bank. 

 

Tuesday, November 1st – Saturday, December 31st

Candy Cane Cash!– in McPherson. Shop local to check off your Christmas lists and get registered to win! Shop at participating stores November 1st through December 31st, 2022 and earn points to enter for the Candy Cane Cash. You could win a $1,000 OR $500 in Candy Cane Cash just for shopping locally!  A McPherson Chamber of Commerce & McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Thursday, November 3rd 

Snowball Drop– 5:30 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. ADULTS can catch a numbered “snowball” and win shopping related prizes like coupons and gift cards to encourage shopping locally. Santa will be present to greet the kiddos. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Thursday, November 3rd – Saturday, November 5th

Holiday Open House Weekend in McPherson – Start checking those lists for who’s naughty or nice and get an early start on your Christmas shopping! Sample treats and see what’s new this year at citywide locations. Individual store hours. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Saturday, November 5th

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Get ready for the holiday season! Come check out the crafts, hand sewn items, face & skin care, kitchen supplies, nails, books, shirts & cups, wood working, and so much more from over 55 small businesses, direct sellers, and crafters. Free admission.

 

Monday, November 7th

Vienna Boys Choir– 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. The Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of 23-26 talented young singers from all over the world. Tickets for the concert can be purchased on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

 

Friday, November 11th

Canton-Galva Elementary School Veteran’s Day Program – 2:30 p.m. at 116 S. Santa Fe, Galva. Veteran’s and guest are invited to attend Canton-Galva Elementary Veteran’s Day Program. We will be honoring Veterans through speech, song, and pictures. Please join us as we want to honor you and your service to our country.

 

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12
Great Plains Nature Photographers 24th Annual Gathering– Friday will include a sunset tour at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (limit 40). Guest speakers on Saturday morning and afternoon. Information and Registration at Great Plains Facebook group. Questions contact Jim Griggs 620-755-9737

 

Thursday, November 17th

Girl’s Night Out– 4 p.m.-9 p.m. in McPherson. Mark your calendars for a fun shopping outing with your friends! Do some shopping between 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and then come to the social gathering after stores close from 8 p.m.-9 p.m.  (Social gathering location TBA.)  Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Saturday, November 26th

Shop Small in Mac– Support our local stores as you shop for bargains citywide. Individual store hours. 

 

December 2022

Holiday Movies & Cookies with Santa. Join us for FREE movies at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main, in December. “Cookies with Santa” will be Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Saturday afternoons in December. Check Facebook for updates on “Cookies with Santa” locations, times, and the movie titles in October. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Saturday, December 3rd

Christmas Wishes Arts & Crafts Festival – 9:00 a.m. at Canton-Galva High School, 506 S. Kansas Ave., Canton. Come and visit vendor booths for the perfect gifts and items! There are a wide range of items available including merchandise for the school, craft vendors, health and wellness vendors, wood making, ceramics, jewelry, artists, home goods, candles, blankets, and more! 

 

Saturday, December 10th

Main Street Mini-Main– 10:00 a.m.-1:00 pm. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. A children’s’ shopping experience for Pre-K thru 5th Grade. Elves available to help kids shop. All items $10 and under. Free gift wrapping. Volunteers always needed. Santa sponsored by Compass Realty. A McPherson Main Street Promotion.

 

Old Fashioned Christmas on the Prairie– 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. An authentic Old-Fashioned Christmas on the Prairie. Take a 45-minute tram tour and see the Maxwell bison and elk herd. Upon your return enjoy Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, cider, or coffee while warming up around the Prairie Christmas Tree. A perfect family holiday outing. Reservations required. Email reservation request to [email protected]  For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

 

Saturday, December 17th

Old Fashioned Christmas on the Prairie– 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. An authentic Old-Fashioned Christmas on the Prairie. Take a 45-minute tram tour and see the Maxwell bison and elk herd. Upon your return enjoy Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, cider, or coffee while warming up around the Prairie Christmas Tree. A perfect family holiday outing. Reservations required. Email reservation request to [email protected]  For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

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