Kansas 150/150
January 29 – March 11, 2011
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Kansas 150/150: 150 objects from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s collections for 150 years of Kansas statehood.

As part of the statewide initiative commemorating the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood, the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is proud to present Kansas 150/150. This exhibit features 150 objects from the fine art and Special Collections in the Topeka Room of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which tell Topeka’s story during our history.

Topeka artists, politicians, businessmen, medical professionals, religious leaders, and everyday citizens have been building Topeka since 1854.

The library’s holdings include historic artifacts, documents, books, biography files and arts that preserve our culture and enrich our lives. From original historic newspapers and diaries, to the latest local authors; from Kansas’s earliest artists to the ideas that will build Topeka’s future, find your own connections to the people and events that make our community what it is today.

From arrowheads of the original native tribes who lived along the banks of the Kansas River, to Re:Think Topeka, you will enjoy this journey through the history and arts from some of our most successful and creative residents. We have a lot to be proud of.

—Sherry Best, curator

Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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