Smithsonian helps make culture, history vital in rural Kansas

26 Feb 2021


The Smithsonian Institution is helping to showcase the rural Kansas heritage. Through a series of in-person events, they are helping six Kansas communities showcase their people and culture. 

The traveling Smithsonian exhibition, "Crossroads: Change in Rural America," has its next stop at the Volland Store in Alma. 

Small towns are overcoming challenges through innovative solutions. Volland's "Deep Roots and New Growth in Wabaunsee County," offers a reflection on how this rural community has responded to change. In conjunction with the in-person display, this Alma location will offer creative, historical information about the Flint Hills, which has one of the largest surviving areas of native tallgrass prairie in North America, as well as the immigrants who settled in Wabaunsee County. 

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