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New Display Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Kansas Statehood

January 28, 2011

Question: What do communion sets, coal-fired power plants, and a grasshopper banquet held by Baker faculty have in common?

Answer: They are all part of a new exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of statehood (January 29th).  The display, located near the reference desk in Collins Library, features seven cartoons/illustrations  of different movements, events, and debates  in the history of our state (and nation).  From the well known voting irregularities during the territorial years to the lesser known grasshopper plague of 1874, each illustration is surrounded with resources and artifacts from the University Archives and Collins Library.   The exhibit will be on display through March.

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  1. January 28, 2011 8:45 am

    I thought this might be a good thing to bring up with Dr. Crump, but haven’t had a chance to email her. Our notes from the original grasshopper banquet are based on Dr. Weatherby’s writings (professor of classical languages). The event was to include grasshopper soup, fried grasshopper wings and legs, roast grasshopper, and grasshopper pie. However, the campus cook and the professors’ wives refused to have anything to do with the event…so it never materialized.

  2. January 28, 2011 8:18 am

    So when’s the next grasshopper banquet?

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