Library display on "Wheat People"
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
County Community College/Area Technical School Library will present the
traveling exhibit, "Wheat
People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest” throughout October.
much of the 20th century, Kansas has produced more wheat
than most other countries. It comes as little surprise that Kansas is known by
the nicknames "Wheat State” and "breadbasket.” It is a matter
of great pride to farmers in the state that claims to feed the
Celebrating Kansas Harvest” looks at why harvest is so important. More than
just economic survival for farmers, it is a part of our past and our tradition.
From the Golden Age of threshing to computerized combines, harvest time holds
memories for many Kansans.
exhibit also explores how changes in technology have influenced Kansas farm
families. From field equipment to how meals are prepared and served are
featured. Other aspects such as nature, storage, and after-harvest festivals
are examined within the exhibit.
"Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest” was produced by the Kansas State Historical Society
and is part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibits Service.
exhibit is free. For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620-417-1160.