Deep Roots and New Growth in Wabaunsee County
A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit
March 13 – April 25, 2021
The Volland Store is honored to be one of six venues in Kansas to host the traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examines the changing landscape of rural America. Ironically but appropriately, the exhibition is changing its form as well. Hosting a safe experience during the current pandemic will be our priority, and innovative efforts by county residents are navigating changing times by planning a mostly virtual exhibit. The Volland Store is planning online and outside-the-box (aka the four walls of the Volland Store) festivities to occur during the time the exhibit was originally scheduled, March 13, 2021 through April 25, 2021.
The accompanying exhibit, “Deep Roots and New Growth in Wabaunsee County” will be available online and focus on the local story of our community.
Volunteer committees have worked steadily since June planning an extensive complementary exhibit, “Deep Roots and New Growth in Wabaunsee County.” This local exhibit examines the evolving landscape of our local county, expanding the knowledge and understanding of our unique culture. Luckily, the on-line approach will reach an audience far larger than physical attendance could provide.
The online exhibit will explore real stories of real people
The Volland Store will share on our website and Facebook page the thought-provoking ideas provided by the Smithsonian in the “Crossroads” exhibition, as well as offering an extraordinary look into the history and culture of our local area. The unique digital content is specifically created for this event, with community input and help from the Wabaunsee County Historical Society. The Volland Store is looking for support in making this exhibit a true reflection of our county.
The story of Wabaunsee County will extend beyond the Spring exhibit of Crossroads to the June performances of community-based Theatre at the Ruin.
As other events are scheduled, details will be added on an ongoing basis. Please check back frequently for further information.