LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center is gearing up for a busy summer. First, volunteers have been working on a Larned Memorabilia exhibit in the lobby. This exhibit will be free to the public.
The exhibit contains artifacts from the museum’s collections as well as a large number of memorabilia from a local collector and includes items from many Larned businesses; Robbins Chevrolet, Wiggins Drug Store, Henry C. Schnack Clothier, Kennedy Electric Repair, and many more. The exhibit will be open in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Also, the Trail Center will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Another exhibit scheduled to start June 18 is Linedrives and Lipstick — The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball. With 48 reproduction images and 15 artifacts the exhibit documents the forgotten side of America’s favorite pastime, baseball. The exhibit is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The National Endowment for the Arts.
On June 22, the museum also plans to host the vintage baseball team, Hodgeman 9. This all volunteer group travels throughout western Kansas sharing the spirit and tradition of baseball as it was played in the late 1800s.
In July, the museum will host a Doll Making workshop with Rhonda Cooley. Scheduled for July 13, participants will have an opportunity to make a Pioneer Girl Doll stuffed with sawdust. The workshop is for people ages 10 and up and the cost will include a picnic lunch on the museum grounds.
The website www.santafetrailcenter.org provides a calendar.