Category Archives: History

Talking Tombstones October 15

Talking Tombstones is October 15 at Eastside Cemetery near Severance and A. Actors portray dearly departed residents of Hutchinson and Reno County, whose spirits reside at Eastside Cemetery. Performances are at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. As a special celebration of … Continue reading

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Threshing in Kansas Mural at Hutchinson Post Office

“Threshing in Kansas,” was painted by Lumen Martin Winter on the east wall of the Hutchinson Post Office, located at 128 E 1st Avenue. It is an egg tempera and oil mural painted directly onto the plaster wall. It measures … Continue reading

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Trimming the Tree: Ornaments Past and Present

The Reno County Museum is presenting, “Trimming the Tree: Ornaments Past and Present,” on Saturday, December 6th. Show off your cherished holiday ornament. Special ornaments from the museum collection will also be on display. Enjoy a dessert while we marvel over … Continue reading

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Ford Tri-Motor Plane at Hutchinson Airport

A historic plane – a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” – is on display at the Hutchinson Municipal Airport Wednesday from 9-5. Rides will be offered to the public between 3-5 p.m. Cost is $75 for adults. Ford … Continue reading

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Envision Hutch on Sept. 25

  Envison Hutch is an opportunity to imagine the community. It will include a presentation by Nation Meyer about Hutchinson since 1872. It’s September 25 and is open to the public.

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Historic Building Workshop in Hutchinson on April 11

Maintaining your historic home or building without breaking the bank is a workshop in Hutchinson that will feature two preservation experts. The workshop will be April 11, 2014, from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It’s at the American Legion Hall, 730 W 4th … Continue reading

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Salt Safari Adventure Opens November 1

Strataca/Kansas Underground Salt Museum is opening a new attraction on November 1 and it’s a true adventure. Called Salt Safari, it’s a two hour long hike into unexplored parts of the salt mine. These are areas not accessible any other … Continue reading

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Hutchinson Rod Run This Weekend

Driving around town this weekend, you’re likely to spot some unusual looking vehicles, because it’s the 6th annual Rod Run in downtown Hutchinson. I happened to spot this bright, shiny car at a stoplight on Main Street. Things get underway … Continue reading

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Coffee at the Cosmo at the Cosmosphere

Coffee at the Cosmo on September 19 is a program called, “We Came in Peace for All Mankind: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Silicon Disc.” It is from 9-10 a.m. and is free to the public. The Cosmosphere is at … Continue reading

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Emancipation Day Celebration 2013 in Hutchinson Kansas

This year marks the 124th  observance of Emancipation Day. Festivities begin Friday evening, August 2, and continue through Sunday afternoon, August 4. Beginning in 1889 the Black Community of Hutchinson, Kansas has annually celebrated the January 1, 1863 issuance of … Continue reading

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