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!
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.
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.
The exhibit will contain documents, family stories, clothing, photos, items typically found in a Croatian home and much more. Many of the items are on display courtesy of Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center and George Barberich.
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 focus of the presentation is Larry’s dedication to the preservation and renovation of the historic 1876 Frisco Depot and the old Pittcraft building.
This state program provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed in the National and State Registers
To honor the completion of the Pittsburg Community Middle School renovations, a ribbon cutting will be held September 1, and open houses will be held September 7 and 8.
While Crawford County may be known nationally for its tasty fried chicken, another food could be even more popular in the area.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Crawford County Historical Museum in Pittsburg, Kansas for the fastest growing Wild West Show in Southeast Kansas, April 28th and 29th.
April 23 at 2p at Miners Hall Museum: Learn the impact of the railway on McCune and Cherokee, Kansas.
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.
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.
The Hotel Stilwell’s history runs back to 1889, when a board of trade sought funds to build a high-class, metropolitan…
Historically preserved buildings with beautiful architecture. Gorilla statues and other monuments, plus murals. Whatever your interest, Crawford County, Kansas has it.
Applications for vendors are now open for the Little Balkans Days Festival over Labor Day Weekend in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Southeast Kansas and, in particular, Crawford County have a strong history in coal mining and the question, “Are diamonds made from coal?” often arises when discussing the topic.
Originally posted February 12, 2017 to celebrate World Radio Day on February 13 Today a local favorite among country listeners,…
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.
Rich soil and wine making traditions of immigrants positioned Eastern Kansas to rival California’s Wine Country. 67 years of Kansas Prohibition changed that.
On January 14, 1914, six men were killed in an accident at a deep shaft mine one mile south of Mulberry, Kansas.
Originally posted January 3, 2017 To celebrate National Spaghetti Day on January 4, we took a visit to Pallucca’s Meat…
Protesting unfit working conditions in area mines, thousands of women marched to block them. It’s a story that made statewide and national headlines.