Our job today was to take 50 gumdrops and 100 toothpicks and build a bridge that spanned a 6 inch gorge and then see how many pennies we could sit on it on a plate before it collapsed. We had a lot of fun.
2015—HOMETOWN TEAMS/Smithsonian exhibit project is under way. We have begun interviewing people about various HOMETOWN TEAMS and if you have memories, pictures or items that you would like displayed at the library or museum between May and December 2015 that have to do with our local sports teams, please contact us. There are a few “Hometown Teams” 2015 calendars left at the library for $12 (plus postage if we have to mail them)
Dates to Remember
May 24—Museum Open House 11-1 1 PM—Phil Dixon—(Swan Room) Talk about KC
Monarchs playing “hometown teams” INCLUDING La Cygne!
Activities & Displays at Museum & Library all summer—watch for more details.
Aug. 24—6:30 PM Kansas Humanities Speaker Laura Hartley will talk about Title IX and sports in Kansas.
Sept. 11—Honor 45 Years of State Football Champions at library at 5 PM. Then “Break the Record” at PV as we try to break a 45 year old attendance record at a PV High school football game.
Sept. 12—Swan Fest with a “Home Town Teams” Flavor. Looking for folks to make floats representing past and present HOME TOWN TEAMS.
Sept. 21—Kansas Humanities Speaker Jordan Poland will talk about Mascots at 6 PM in Swan Room.
Oct. 19—Kansas Humanities Speaker, David Sutera, 6 PM Swan Room, talking about stadiums and ball parks.
Nov. 2—Book Discussion about Phil Dixon’s book.
Dec. 13—Christmas Homes Tour—Museum open. ——————————————————————————-
We are still looking for stories about local home town teams. We are in the process of interviewing the Team members of the 1970 team and will compile a video to share in Sept. and at the museum. If you have old sports uniforms or pictures from La Cygne and surrounding area that you would be willing to lend to the museum for displays, contact us and make arrangements to meet us and let us display your artifacts for this event. We are fortunate to be part of a state project of this magnitude. Our events will be publicized statewide and visitors will be encouraged to travel to La Cygne to visit our exhibits as well as the 6 cities that will host the actual Smithsonian exhibit. Mark your calendar and help us make this a great event for our library, museum and community area.
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared this information, but discussion came up on facebook about them, so thought I’d share the link in case anyone was interested.
These podcasts were developed several years ago as part of a project to preserve La Cygne’s history and stories. These are just a few of the stories. Check them out at: