Oct 04 2010
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library will present the traveling exhibit, “Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest” throughout October.
Throughout much of the 20th century, Kansas has produced more wheat than most other countries. It comes as little surprise that Kansas is known by the nicknames “Wheat State” and “breadbasket.” It is a matter of great pride to farmers in the state that claims to feed the world.
“Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest” looks at why harvest is so important. More than just economic survival for farmers, it is a part of our past and our tradition. From the Golden Age of threshing to computerized combines, harvest time holds memories for many Kansans.
This exhibit also explores how changes in technology have influenced Kansas farm families. From field equipment to how meals are prepared and served are featured. Other aspects such as nature, storage, and after-harvest festivals are examined within the exhibit.
“Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest” was produced by the Kansas State Historical Society and is part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibits Service.
The exhibit is free. For more information, contact the SCCC/ATS Library at 620-417-1160.