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Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum with Florence Schloneger and Pauline Sharp
January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Kauffman Museum in North Newton will host a Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum presentation and discussion by Florence Schloneger and Pauline Sharp on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3:00 p.m., online via Zoom. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas. Sign up to attend on Zoom. The conversation will also be broadcasted live on the Kauffman Museum Facebook page.
Florence Schloneger and Pauline Sharp will share their family stories related to land ownership, economics, education and identity. Schloneger’s ancestors immigrated to Kansas in the 1800s while Sharp’s relatives, as members of the Kanza tribe, lived in central Kansas for centuries prior to the arrival of Europeans. Schloneger is a retired Mennonite minister. Sharp is a Kaw tribal member and board member of the Kanza Heritage Society.
This event is a public program to accompany the current special exhibition, Crossroads: Change in Rural America, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition drawing on the history and culture of rural America to provoke fresh thinking and spark conversations about the future and sustainability of rural communities. As a host site, Kauffman Museum will display a complementary exhibition, Of Land & People: Our Community at the Crossroads of Change, and host public programs that spark conversations about life in rural Kansas.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Humanities Kansas.