Live music. A musical version of a Christmas classic. Finding that perfect gift. Christmas trees and decorations. The holiday season is very busy in our corner of Kansas.
Join us this Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS for a very special program. PSU Interns Katie Well and Rosemary Stapleton will start with a short presentation about their project at the museum which focuses on the men and women that built the towns we live in!
Since 2014 the Kansas 5A Football State Champion has been crowned at historic Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg. Gameday happens to be Small Business Saturday. Eat like a local and enjoy small town deals.
November 9 marks a somber anniversary in Southeast Kansas. In 1888, 44 men, ages 13-to-45, were killed in Frontenac in the state’s largest mine disaster. 10 nationalities were represented in the deaths: America, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Scotland.
Topics will include Croatian immigrants, employment, Croatian music & instruments. Songs on the Taburitza will also be performed.
The 2023 Holiday Art Market in Downtown Pittsburg coincides with Small Business Saturday to help you shop small.
Several musical opportunities open to the campus and the community are planned for November by the Pittsburg State University Music Department.
Jo-Ann Morgan’s “Cotton Collages: Remembering the Innocent” and “Family Secrets: The Storytelling Art of Steve Head” are among several exhibits open to the public on the Pittsburg State campus.
An Indigenous bestselling author will do a Q&A at a Pittsburg, Kansas bookstore on November 4. Her new novel, “Blood Sisters”, is set in nearby Picher, Oklahoma – “legally” stolen Native land and the site of man-made environmental devastation.
The Indian Student Association at Pittsburg State University will host Diwali, the festival of lights, on Friday, Oct. 27, at the…
Lt. Col. Jeremiah Hull, a 2001 graduate of Pittsburg State University and the recipient of a Bronze Star, will be the…
The Pittsburg State University Homecoming Committee is gearing up for Homecoming 2023. This year’s theme: “Gorilla of the Century.” Activities will get…
The impact and inspiration of three books by Gordon Parks, a native of Fort Scott, Kansas, who became one of the most esteemed image makers of all time, will be discussed in a special presentation by Humanities Kansas.
What could possibly go wrong when Charles Condomine’s two wives — one living and the other most certainly a ghost — are attempting to stay in the same house with him?
Quintet Attacca, one of Chicago’s most dynamic chamber music ensembles, programs have included works that reflect the Classical and Romantic eras, as well as jazz and Latin influenced works and pieces by many of today’s leading composers.
Grab your lederhosen, and prepare to polka and party!
Originally posted: October 1, 2017 On National Author’s Day, November 1, we’re featuring our favorite places to check out new…
Ask someone what would make a good day trip, and thoughts may stray to a ticketed attraction that draws thousands of visitors. A zoo, perhaps. Or a botanical garden. You won’t find those in Crawford County.
Pittsburg State University will hold Family Day, a tradition since 1993, on Sept. 23, with a day of activities for Gorillas of all ages culminating in a football game at Carnie Smith Stadium and the recognition of the Honorary Family.
The second annual WritersFest, a week of literary and writer related events that are free and open to the public, is from September 17-22.
60+ artists, 10 performers and more will be at the Fall ArtWalk in Downtown Pittsburg, Kansas on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, from 5p-9p.
The Global Fest International Night Market is a fun and interactive way to explore the many regions of the world in a lively open-air market atmosphere.
This is not your normal concert experience. This unique location and experience are matched by unique performers who have their own blend of various genres: bluegrass, blues, classic country, classic rock, funk, jazz, pop, rap, reggae, even disco and EDM.
“Sinkhole – A Legacy of Suicide” provides an intriguing look at the author’s family history in southeast Kansas, with an outsider’s look at the unfolding story of immigration, coal mining, labor disputes, and commerce.
What started as a pep club in 1920, then became the nation’s only college with a gorilla as its mascot, has now grown into a phenomenon.
“The Craft of Art” (Visual Artists) an Artist Talk, will take place on September 9th, 2023, at TOAST, located in Downtown Pittsburg.
Three pumpkin patches each offer something different for visitors to Crawford County in Southeast Kansas: a mini-amusement park for kids, an old fashioned pumpkin patch, plus an active farm with numerous photo opportunities.
The focus of the presentation is Larry’s dedication to the preservation and renovation of the historic 1876 Frisco Depot and the old Pittcraft building.
The popular choir dinner returns to Pittsburg State University on Sept. 22 with a program titled “Country Roads” — an evening that in…
Musical artists from around the world are heading to Pittsburg this year as part of the long-running annual Solo & Chamber Music Series, bringing unique listening opportunities to Pitt State students, staff, and faculty, as well as to the general public.
Two art exhibits have opened in galleries in Porter Hall, home to the Art Department at Pittsburg State University, and public receptions are planned with both artists.
Numerous activities will be available, including an Arts, Crafts & Food Show, the Folk Life Music Festival, and numerous PASSPORT events.
The largest annual festival in Southeast Kansas blends heritage with family fun. There is something for everyone in this weeklong celebration leading up to Labor Day.
Did you know the First Family of Pickleball is from Pittsburg, and several of them are ranked GLOBALLY in this popular sport? Monday, August 28 they will be in Pittsburg!
We asked a travel writer to take a look around town, let us know how her day went, and what some of her favorite places were…
The Pittsburg Arts Council (PAC) is thrilled to announce the launch of Second Saturdays, a monthly community event aimed at fostering creativity, supporting local artists, and bringing together the entire Pittsburg community to celebrate the arts.
Photo from Conna Larson Hiltner, MHM Member – 1914. From L to R is Pete Kukovich Jr, father Pete Kukovich, Joe, mother Mary (Preslin) ,…
The Crawford County Fair has something for everyone during fair week: agriculture, games, live music, shopping, and great food.
The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts presents, Full Throttle in Print! This exhibit features photographs that capture the thrill of drag racing and a one night only car display!
Since the 1930’s travelers have asked why fried chicken is so popular in the area. It’s a story about a delicious, inexpensive family meal, and survival.
Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is proud to announce the 2023 Third Quarterly Exhibit, “Preserving the Past – Coal Camps and Coal Company Houses”, opening July 1 and continuing through September 23, 2023.
Celebrate our Independence in Small Town U.S.A. Situated in extreme northwest Crawford County, sits Hepler, Kansas. This sleepy, little hamlet…
Annual celebration dates vary by community. Enjoy fireworks over the lake, or a rodeo with a dance and fireworks.
Using the background of the community’s mining and somewhat checkered bootlegging history, the Frontenac Mining Days creates a family fun weekend for both locals and guests, even if they’ve never been to Frontenac before.
When a The New York Times writer stopped by Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center in Pittsburg on the advice of a local, who suggested he see Pittsburg Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” while he was in town, he was unprepared for what he stumbled upon: A sold-out show. And it was a great one.
Ten thousand kites are making their way to Pittsburg all the way from India for Pittsburg’s first ever Kite Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 1. This high-flying adventure will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Pittsburg High School.
The idea of 620 Day comes from Pittsburg’s area code. The purpose of this annual event is to cultivate pride and celebrate the Pittsburg community.
As a child growing up in Crawford County, the day that the National Geographic magazine arrived at our home each month was the day that I curled up on the couch and traveled the world.
Mid-June is the best time to visit the Butterfly Garden on the southeast side of the lake at Crawford State Park, north of Girard, Kansas.
The City of Pittsburg’s Downtown Advisory Board (DAB) is inviting the community to celebrate 620 Day with an All-Day City-wide Celebration and a Downtown Block Party.
Flag Football and Powerlifting State Tournament to be held at Pittsburg High School and Hutchinson Field, July 21-22
Roxie Yonkey, a best-selling author, will discuss her newest book Secret Kansas: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, in Franklin June 23 and in Pittsburg June 24.
The Little Balkans Festival will have its annual quilt show on Friday, September 1, 2023, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 2, 2023, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is held in Memorial Auditorium, Lower level, 503 N Pine, Pittsburg.
The annual tradition of a weeklong series of free concerts continues this summer with the Pittsburg Festival of the Arts, planned for June 11-18 in venues at Pittsburg State University and throughout the community.
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A traveling photo exhibit, public reception, and photo walk fundraiser being planned for June by a graduate of Pittsburg State University will highlight perspectives and insights of individuals and families impacted by dementia.
Join us this Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS for this special program.…
The wide-ranging line-up of music legends includes Three Dog Night, Russell Dickerson, Tech N9ne, and Hairball.
Commencement ceremonies are planned for May. 12 and May 13 in the Robert W. Plaster Center and the Garfield Weede Building at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. A total of 754 undergraduate students…
This version of “Peter and the Wolf” is a beautifully narrated single act ballet and makes the story great for all ages.
The world’s largest surviving electric shovel sits just across the county line.
U.S. Highway 69 mostly follows what was once known as Texas Road, and was used to drive cattle herds to…
Join the Pittsburg State mascot, Gus the Gorilla, as he explores Pittsburg and surrounding communities. Learn about attractions, parks, and…
Visit Crawford County Historical Museum in Pittsburg, Kansas for the fastest growing Wild West Show in Southeast Kansas, April 28th and 29th.
Over 100 participants will be in attendance, including over 50 artists, 4 main stage bands, 10 musical acts, 17 organizations, and 22 vendors!
Youth will have opportunities this summer to learn about construction, robotics, and nature while having hands-on fun in academic day camps offered by Pittsburg State University. Those who are athletically inclined have opportunities to work with Pitt State coaches and staff on building skills and fundamentals. Enrollment is limited.
April 23 at 2p at Miners Hall Museum: Learn the impact of the railway on McCune and Cherokee, Kansas.
George Orwell’s cautionary tale, “Animal Farm,” adapted by Ian Wooldridge and directed by Linden Little, will be brought to life by Pitt State Theatre April 20-23 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, 1711 S. Homer, Pittsburg.
While this community was not a Coal Camp, it was a hub for area coal camps. This exhibit runs from April 1-June 24, with special programs on April 23, May 21 and June 11.
On an early spring day that seemed made for fishing, Tom Pebley, of Kansas City, cast his lure into one of the more than 1,000 strip pits that dot Crawford County.
The Friends of Crawford State Park are hosting regional musicians at Lakeview Café, which overlooks Lake Crawford Fishing Lake, better known to locals as Farlington Lake.
A new exhibit showcases items an immigrant traveling from Europe would have brought to the New World.
K-State will visit Crawford County on Tuesday, March 28. The visit includes a day of activities to engage with, listen to and learn from Kansans in Pittsburg, Girard and the Crawford County region.
Around 800 vendors are expected at this year’s Four State Farm Show
Join us Saturday evening, April 1, 2023 at Miners Hall Museum, Franklin, Kansas and spend a night in New Orleans.…
High school students, the public, and university students will have the opportunity to learn from the masters at WritersFest, a literary festival planned by Pittsburg State University’s Creative Writing Program in March, with workshops and…
The community and the campus can choose from among seven concerts planned for March by the Pittsburg State University Music…
Pittsburg High School Theatre will bring to life all the beloved characters from Bikini Bottom — Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward, and the rest! — when it produces The SpongeBob Musical at 7 p.m. March 9-10 and at 2 p.m. March 11 at Pittsburg High School.
Women’s History Month will kick off at Pittsburg State University on March 1 with a lecture from a national speaker as part of the long running Women in Government Lecture Series.
Students in a variety of organizations are collaborating to hold Pittsburg State University’s first Diversity Week with several events open to the public.
Guests can once again go around the world in a few hours when the International Student Association at Pittsburg State University hosts the annual International Food and Culture Fair on Saturday, March 4, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
What does grief feel like when “the landscape doesn’t change // but everything else does?”
An exhibit “Real Abstraction” by artist Nick Gadbois will open at the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall, home to the Pittsburg State University Department of Art, on Feb. 15.
Emilia Bassano was a trailblazer 400 years ago, but her story is almost completely lost to history.
From Carnegie Hall to McCray Hall, the Calidore String Quartet will perform at Pittsburg State University on Friday, Feb. 17, as part of the Department of Music’s Solo & Chamber Music…
The Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble is planning a free concert on Thursday, Feb. 16, that explores to what extent…
Historically preserved buildings with beautiful architecture. Gorilla statues and other monuments, plus murals. Whatever your interest, Crawford County, Kansas has it.
An exhibit by celebrated photographers open Monday, February 6 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University, 1711 S. Homer. Images from…
Posted on behalf of Pittsburg State University PSU Opera Theatre will take audiences to the open seas on Feb. 3…
Join us as we begin 2023 with our first quarterly exhibit. “Of Money and Metals: Doing Business in the Mining Era”.
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This corner of the state was once primarily rolling fields of prairie grasses with wooded areas only along creeks, sitting on the edge of the Ozark Plateau.
Southeast Kansas once looked and acted like the rest of the state, with prairies and farms as far as the eye could see. The search for coal changed everything.
Eight weeks. Eight track meets. From February to March 2018, the coordinator for the Robert W. Plaster Center walked the equivalent of going from Pittsburg to Greensburg, Kansas – and back. Most likely, he walked even longer than that.
Originally posted January 20, 2017 to celebrate National Pie Day on January 23 As David Mamet wrote in Boston Marriage,…
Rich soil and wine making traditions of immigrants positioned Eastern Kansas to rival California’s Wine Country. 67 years of Kansas Prohibition changed that.
Originally posted January 3, 2017 To celebrate National Spaghetti Day on January 4, we took a visit to Pallucca’s Meat…
Returning to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for a concert on Oct. 19 is the Pittsburg Multigenerational Chorus with “It’s a Swing Thing,” featuring jazz standards and Big Band favorites.
Several Antique Model T’s will be seen throughout Southeast Kansas during the week of September 7-11, 2022.