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Moons + Fields Abstract American Prairie Art Showcase at Prairiesta

RUSSELL – Angela Muller, a local artist, will be showcasing her Abstract American Prairie Art on Saturday, June 12 after the 

Prairiesta Parade until 2 p.m. at 610 N. Main Street in Russell. 

Prairiesta celebrates the road home and our life on the prairie. And her limited-edition collection pays homage to the moon, fields, deep blue ponds and country roads. They contain hand-gathered organic materials - like Indian grass, cedar, grain, rainwater and limestone - so the spirit of the land goes with you.

Little Shop on the Prairie plans event

RUSSELL – Little Shop on the Prairie will be a come-and-go event featuring 4 local entrepreneurs from noon to 2 p.m. on June 12. Some items available will include jewelry, candles, tea, art and wine tasting. 

The event will be located at Yoga and Massage of Central Kansas located at 610 North Main.

Russell County Historical Society events planned

RUSSELL – Join the Russell County Historical Society June 10 through 13 in Russell to celebrate the 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration of Russell County during Prairiesta.

Friday and Saturday events held at the new museum at 825 North Kansas Street take you back to relive how the pioneers survived in the late 1800s. Demonstrations in wheat grinding, bread making, milking, butter making, rope making, bees wax candle making, washing, gardening, knitting, aprons, knot tying and much more will be presented and all ages will be able to participate. Kids can get their Passport to History by participating in demonstrations and win prizes.

The Russell County Muzzle Loaders will have an encampment set up all four days and a chuckwagon display and cowboy poet will be on hand along with Will Rogers and Abe Lincoln personalities. A program on women’s 1800s fashion will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

If you are a Russell County livestock producer, burn your brand into history during a branding party. Many other displays from area organizations including 4-H Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FFA, Farm Bureau, Smoky Hill Trail Association, Santa Fe Trail Association, Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition, Sternberg Museum of Natural History and Kansas Strong will be on hand for visitors to learn more about the area and our history. Make sure you tour the new museum and enjoy Little Town and the Barn with a history of agricultural, academics and autos, including Russell County and Prairiesta memorabilia.

Kids can also hunt for shark teeth and arrowheads and enjoy programs at the Fossil Station Museum located at 331 North Kansas Street.

The Oil Patch Museum and the Heym-Oliver and Gernon Houses will also be open for visitors to enjoy.