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80th Anniversary Celebration Photos

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, McPherson community members and family members representing the Globe Refiners basketball team gathered at the McPherson Museum to celebrate the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Specifically, they celebrated Team USA’s victory over Team Canada to win the first-ever gold medal in their sport. This photo gallery is dedicated […]

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Globe Refiners Exhibit

Many community volunteers have been instrumental in designing the Globe Refiners Exhibit hosted by the McPherson Museum. Life-size images highlight the McPherson Globe Refiners team. Once the exhibit is completed, visitors can stand on a wooden gym floor and compare their size to players who were once billed the “Tallest Team in the World.” Interested […]

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80th Anniversary Celebration

In the midst of the Great Depression, a basketball team from McPherson crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a ship to participate in the 1936 Olympic Games. Sponsored by the McPherson Globe Oil and Refinery, the Globe Refiners joined the Hollywood Universal team to establish the roster for the first-ever USA Olympic basketball team. McPherson team […]

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McPherson Celebrates Gold

McPherson Celebrates Gold McPherson – While athletes representing the United States dominate the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio by setting world records and claiming more than 26 gold medals thus far, the City of McPherson celebrates Olympic success of its own. On August 13, family members representing the 1936 Olympic basketball team gathered at the […]

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Fortenberry Recalls Father’s Claim to Fame

  Fortenberry Recalls Father’s Claim to Fame McPherson – Oliver Fortenberry remembers shooting hoops in his home driveway but, despite his 6-2 height, he wasn’t able to dunk the basketball due to the slanted driveway. “One day pop came home,” recalled Fortenberry. “He took off his overcoat, took off his hat and placed his pipe […]

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McPherson Festival of Cultures Scotch Tasting – Sept. 24th

The Festival of Cultures Scotch tasting will be held at the McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Museum or by calling 620-241-8464. The last day to buy tickets is Tuesday, Sept. 20th. Tickets: $40 per person $250 per table (8 people)

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McPherson Festival of Cultures Dinner – Sept. 24th

Festival of Cultures buffet dinner will be Saturday, Sept. 24th at 6:00pm at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. $15.00 per person Dinner by reservation only and no tickets will be sold at the door. Deadline to make reservations is Monday, Sept. 19th at 1:00pm. Please call 620-241-3340 to reserve your spot!

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Exhibition featuring McPherson art educators opens at museum during class reunion weekend

Exhibition featuring McPherson art educators opens at museum during class reunion weekend McPHERSON, KAN.— A large exhibition featuring works by McPherson art educators will have an opening at the McPherson Museum on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. during MHS class reunion weekend. Museum admission is free for everyone. “Continuing the Legacy: Works […]

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