LYONS — Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum will host “Fresh Produce: Kansas’s Orchardists, Market Growers, and Truck Farmers,” a presentation and discussion by Cindy Higgins, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Peoples Bank and Trust’s community room, 101 East Main Street, Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.
This historical presentation highlights Kansas’s commercial specialty crops and agriculture experimentation. Learn about Kansas’s nationally-known heritage apple; the successful grow-secrets of freed slaves, entrepreneurs, and early suburbanites; the state’s connection to exotic fruit introduction; and the 1960s counterculture influence on today’s market mainstays.
Cindy Higgins is a journalist and Kansas historian whose research interests focus on Kansas industry before technological mechanization dramatically changed work and labor in the early 20th century.
“Fresh Produce: Kansas’s Orchardists, Market Growers, and Truck Farmers,” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
For more information about “Fresh Produce: Kansas’s Orchardists, Market Growers, and Truck Farmers,” in Lyons, Kansas contact the Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum by calling 620-257-3941 or visit the website www.cqmuseum.org.