Steve Elmore, early childhood music teacher from Wichita Collegiate School, will offer a presentation about his travels through Kansas. The presentation, “Kansas Like You’ve Never Seen It,” conveys information about interesting or unusual Kansas sites. The sites are little known to most tourists.
Elmore’s Power Point presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Celebration Centre on Highway 56, East of Lyons on Monday, April 28. The program is free of charge and open to the public.
Several years ago, the pre-K students of Elmore, selected the Rice County Serpent Intaglio as the site for which they would like to create a song. They did so and made a recording of it. The Serpent Intaglio is a 150 foot earthen creature which rests on a ridge outside of Lyons. It appears to be holding a ball or egg in its jaws. The Quivira Indians probably created the serpent by scooping out dirt and forming a reverse cameo. Archaeologist call the submerged animal artworks intaglios. Since 1982, archaeologists have studied the Rice County intaglio and have no any theories why the serpent exists.
For more information, call the Coronado Quivira Museum at 620-257-3941.