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Opening January 12, 2016 . . . “K is for Kansas”

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation will host the exhibit “K is for Kansas” January 12th to April 9th. “K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z” uses large alphabet blocks to build appreciation of the Sunflower State.  Visitors can explore the natural and cultural history of Kansas from “aviation” to “Z-Bar Ranch.” A block for each […]

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We wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday!

The McPherson Museum will be closed December 24th and 25th.  We will reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 26th.

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Holiday Tour of Homes

Homes Open House Tours– Sunday, December 6th 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Ticket includes access to three beautifully decorated homes as well as the various exhibits and holiday decorations at the McPherson Museum.  Refreshments will be served at the Museum.  Tickets are $10, all proceeds benefit McPherson Museum.  Tickets available prior to tour at:  McPherson Museum-1111 E. Kansas […]

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Christmas Open House

Saturday, December 5th from 1 to 4 p.m. join us to view decorated Christmas trees, decorate Gingerbread houses, have cookies and a photo with Santa, enjoy live music and refreshments.  Take time to visit our newest exhibit “Swanson Carnival,” temporary exhibits – “Hot Rods and Race Cars” and “Toys of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.” […]

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Fall Festival

Join us for our Fall Festival. We will be holding our Fall Festival October 17, 2015 from 3-6 pm. We will have games, and activities like pumpkin decorating, refreshments, candy, music, demonstrations such as woodworking, corn shelling, quilting, knitting, butter churning, photo booth and more. There will be kettle corn and other items available for […]

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Steve Farney, “Not Altogether Ladylike: Early Days of Girls’ High School State Basketball Tournament in Kansas (1908 to 1921)”

August 29th – Steve Farney, “Not Altogether Ladylike: Early Days of Girls’ High School State Basketball Tournament in Kansas (1908 to 1921)”. Steve will present how girls’ high school basketball evolved in the state of Kansas during the early part of the 20th century. 2 p.m. in the Gathering Hall. Sponsored by the MMAF.

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Rich Hughes ” The 3 Kansas Coaches Who Shaped Basketball – Naismith, Allen, and Johnson”

August 22nd – Rich Hughes, “The 3 Kansas Coaches Who Shaped Basketball – Naismith, Allen and Johnson” Rich will present how the game of basketball was shaped into its present day form by Kansas University coaches James Naismith and Phogg Allen and Gene Johnson, coach of Wichita State University and the Globe Refiners. 2 p.m. […]

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Speakers for the Month of August

August 12th is the 79th anniversary of the Globe Refiners Olympic basketball victory. We will host speakers every week for the month of August; funds for the speakers will come from grants by the Kansas Humanities Council and the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau. August 15th – Jordan Poland, “Sports Cathedrals of Kansas.” Jordan will […]

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