The public is invited to an Open House by the Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 p.m, on Wednesday, to celebrate the Kansans Tell Their Stories Exhibit, currently on display at the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery in downtown Lucas.
Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, the traveling exhibit features eight projects supported by the Kansans Tell Their Stories initiative, which began in 2004. Included in the exhibition are stories about Topeka’s Mexican community and the railroad; the Orphan Trains in Kansas; Garden City’s Vietnamese community; the Volga-German heritage in Collyer; African immigrants in Northeast Kansas; Shawnee’s Belgian community; Wichita’s El Huarache neighborhood; and Fort Scott’s African-American heritage.
A special part of the display is an exhibit on the local Czech heritage featuring the stories of five families from the Lucas and Wilson area - Klema, Brant, Tobias, Kvasnicka, and Novak.
At 8 p.m. mural artist Erika Nelson will give a presentation on the Post Rock Limestone/Czech Heritage Mural in the Lucas Minipark located just south of the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery.
The Kansans Tell Their Stories Exhibit can be seen in Lucas daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information contact the Chamber at 785-525-6288 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.