LARNED — Three distinguished women will cherish the memory of their husbands when they serve as co-marshals of the 24th Annual Santa Fe Trail Days Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Larned.
Alice Clapsaddle (David); Karen Otte (Dale); and Joan Bohart (Jim) will honor their husbands when they join together to celebrate the 2016 Santa Fe Trail Days Parade.
Their husbands were involved in all aspects of Pawnee County’s history and contributed time and their expertise for historical purposes regarding the Santa Fe Trail.
Jim Bohart and Dale Otte worked to promote the development of the Santa Fe Trail Center. David Cladsaddle joined them to promote and preserve historic sites in Pawnee County.
• MAKE ART, NOT WAR — Kansas — A frontier where strong people with strong opinions find their voice.
Presenter Erika Nelson will deliver a talk at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe Trail Center on how artists have depicted how Kansans have pursued the greater good, working both within established systems as well as outside these systems to affect change.
With these movements come a rich array of protest art — art made to draw attention to a topic of great concern in the hope of eliciting change or expanding the conversation.
From John Steuart Curry’s depiction of John Brown’s call to action to M.T. Liggett’s politically charged fence-line artwork, protest art in Kansas includes an array of forms. Sometimes humorous, sometimes biting, and often clever, this presentation will look at the ways artists craft their messages.
The Santa Fe Trail Center is west of Larned, 1349 K-156.