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Speaker Details Image of Gene Chávez ) Gene Chávez   El Poder De La Harina ​Durante el periodo de la Revolución Mexicana, muchos inmigrantes llegaron a Kansas para establecer a sus familias y trabajar en el ferrocarril, agricultura, industria y sector hospitalario del estado. Speaker Details Image of Celia Daniels) Celia Daniels   You've Got Mail: Exploring Letter-Writing Through Time At one time, daily letter-writing bound us together. Today, ubiquitous emails, texts, and social media messages challenge this time-honored tradition. Speaker Details Image of Cindy Higgins) Cindy Higgins   Fresh Produce: Kansas's Orchardists, Market Growers, and Truck Farmers In Kansas, agriculture is king. This talk highlights Kansas’s commercial specialty crops, agriculture experimentation, horticultural “royalty” marketing, and the evolving local foods movement. Speaker Details Image of Priscilla Howe) Priscilla Howe   Tricksters and Wise Women: How Stories Travel the World Folktales reveal what we value, what makes us laugh, cry, and what we hope to be. This talk will uncover the differences between myth, legend, tall tale, and folktale, and explore differences between cultural appropriation and appreciation. Speaker Details Image of Jim Hoy) Jim Hoy   Kansas Legends and Folktales Grasshoppers so big that cowboys can ride them to herd cattle. Summers so hot that corn pops in the field. Kansas is a place of big skies and tall tales. Speaker Details Image of Mary Kohn) Mary Kohn   You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto: Evolution of Language in Kansas This talk will examine the ways language has changed in Kansas over the past hundred years through the examination of archival and contemporary oral history. Speaker Details Image of Dave Loewenstein) Dave Loewenstein   If These Walls Could Talk Murals seem to be nearly everywhere in Kansas towns both big and small. This talk will explore the artists, meanings, and impetus behind the state’s rich collection of public murals, and how they reflect an image of who we are as Kansans.  Speaker Details Image of Erika Nelson) Erika Nelson   What a Ride! Rural Community-Owned Carnivals Across Kansas, late summer brings county fair season and all the fun that goes along with it. But what happens when the carnival stops coming? Speaker Details Image of Kim Stanley) Kim Stanley   A Creative Guide to Writing Your Family's Stories We all love discovering a fantastic tale of our family’s past—whether it be the distant relative who journeyed on the Mayflower or the grandmother riveted airplanes at a World War II factory. But how do we share these stories in engaging ways?

 

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