Sunflower Journeys Program 1307
The Flood of ’51: Sunflower Journeys recalls the devastating flood of 1951, which swept through the Kansas River Valley, inundating large portions of adjacent communities and farmlands. Lydia Porubsky of North Topeka describes what it was like for her family as they were evacuated and then returned to deal with the damage that the flood inflicted on their home and family business. Images of Ike: President Eisenhower’s granddaughter pays a visit to Abilene to assist with the dedication of a new statue depicting Ike as a young boy. She recalls what it was like to grow up at the time that her grandparents occupied the White House and how she came to appreciate the historic role that her grandfather played in world affairs. Postcards from Midlin: This traveling exhibit presents images of life in a small, midwestern town in the latter part of the 1950s. Written by Tom Averill and illustrated by Clark Britton, the exhibit presents vignettes of everyday life in a fictional Kansas town called Midlin.
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