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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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Night at the Museum Scavenger Hunt

Thank you all who came out for our Night at the Museum 3 scavenger hunt. A wonderful time was had by all and the museum staff and volunteers had a great time as well! Dexter riding along on Larry’s shoulder. Octavius and Jedediah catching a ride on Teddy’s hat. Mike Lindblade as the press. (L-R) […]

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History Alive Day Camp

(L-R) Gabriel Crosthwaite as General McPherson, Zoe McHenry as Anna Larkin, Mira Carlson as Margaret Sandzen Greenough, Jordan Vanderhoof as Edith Funk, Sydney Myers as Dena Gilbert, Maleah Koons as Mary Vanniman, Hannah Erickson as Lulu Wickersham During our History Alive day camp, students worked hard to make history come alive at the McPherson Museum. They chose McPherson notables to portray, researched information about […]

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Digging the Past Day Camp

We had a lot of fun at the Digging the Past day camp.   We learned how to prepare a dig site.   We learned how to cast fossils. We learned about how things become fossils.   And then we presented what we learned to our family and friends.

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Night at The Museum Scavenger Hunt

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McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation Summer Camp (UPDATED)

* Important reminder The dates for History Alive Day camp have been changed to July 21-24. Please call the for more information.   If you have a child going into the 4th grade through the 8th grade in the 2015-2016 school year, we have 2 summer camps coming up. History Alive will be focused on […]

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Happy 4th of July

The McPherson Museum will be closed Saturday July 4th through Monday July 6th for the 4th of July holiday. Please have a happy and safe 4th of July.

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Plastics Unwrapped is now open in our Feature Exhibit Hall

Plastics Unwrapped – A traveling exhibit organized by Burke Museum, University of Washington. Plastics Unwrapped explores how our material culture was changed – rapidly and perhaps permanently – by plastics. We rely on plastics to meet our basic needs; they help keep us safe and healthy. They make our daily lives convenient in so many […]

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