The Newton Kansan, November 24, 2022, “Heart and roots: How a theater performance in the Flint Hills told the story of a Kansas community” by Jenny Towns
The Kansas Reflector, November 22, 2022, “Heart and roots: How a theater performance in the Flint Hills told the story of a Kansas community” by Jenny Towns
The Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design, Announcing American Architecture Awards 2022. October 31, 2022 Honorable Mention: American Architecture Awards 2022 | Volland House No. 1 Volland, Kansas | 2020
The Kansas Reflector, August 19, 2021, ” ‘More than bricks and glass,’ Volland Store brings art, stories to Wabaunsee County” by Jenny Towns
The Wichita Eagle, May 1, 2020, “Go online to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week at 10 regional attractions” by MeLinda Schnyder, Eagle Correspondent.
THE EYE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, February 18, 2020, “Andy Romanoff : Kansas, Roads Less Traveled, Towns Passed By”
Andy Romanoff, a resident of California, came to Kansas to photograph vintage motorcycles. He found much more. He “got” Kansas. Read his words and see his photos.
Topeka Capital-Journal cjonline.com, November 30, 2019, “Blues Singer Kelley Hunt to perform at The Volland Store” by Brianna Childers
Places Journal, November 2019, “The Middle of Everywhere” by Timothy Schuler
Note: Timothy Schüler and Derek Hamm co-curated the exhibit “The Middle of Everywhere: Architectures of the Kansas Flint Hills” at The Volland Store in Spring 2019.
The Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Highway K-177, between Matfield Green and Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (Elise Kirk)
Charro Jerry Diaz and Family, a Traditional Vaquero Equestrian Performance, July 27, 2019. Filmed and edited from a Better Horses episode with Ernie Rodina, by Blue Sky Digital. (link expired)
www.WibwNewsNow.com, July 15, 2019,“Skeleton Of Past Strong Brick Walls Renovated Into ‘The Volland Store’ For Arts Presentations” by Frank Buchman
ARCHITECT, November 2018, “Art Spaces for All” by Kathleen O’Donnell
The ClassicCars.com Journal, October 23, 2018 “Time Machines III: The Age of Elegance” by Tom Strongman
“Volland 2018” YouTube video, October 2018 by Tom Strongman of all motorcycles exhibited at The Volland Store vintage motorcycle exhibits, 2016-2018
Flint Hills Living Show, Episode 15, September 2018, The Volland Store: history, present, and future – with Patty Reece, founder; Tallgrass Artist-in-Residence Matthew Deheamers, Shawnee, KS; and Shawn Skabelund, place-based installation artist (exhibiting July-October 2018), Flagstaff, Arizona.
Older Adult Life, August 2018,“Coming to Kansas Territory: Joyce Thierer at The Volland Store”
The First Sunday in May At the Volland Store, May 6, 2018, includes artist Lynn Benson discussing her exhibition, “River Compositions,” made possible with support from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts; produced by Dave Kendall, Prairie Hollow Productions
Topeka Capital-Journal cjonline.com, March 3, 2018 “Flint Hills filmmakers to release documentary focused on prairie women” by Savanna Maue
The Sun Herald, September 22, 2017“Stone Relics in Kansas gain popularity” by Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle
The Seattle Times, September 21, 2017 “Stone Relics in Kansas gain popularity”by Beccy Tanner, The Associated Press, reprinted from The Wichita Eagle
Topeka Capital-Journal, September 22, 2017 “Stone relics in Kansas gain popularity”by Beccy Tanner, The Wichita Eagle
The Wichita Eagle, September 17, 2017 “Abandoned stone cellars are the next touristy thing to see in Kansas”
by Beccy Tanner
BNIM45, April 13, 2017 “Frenetic Pause: the independent work of Levi Robb to be exhibited at the Volland Store”
New York Times, Lens Blog, March 30, 2017 “The Anonymous Woman: Picturing Domesticity and Identity”by Ania Bartkowiak
Topeka Capital-Journal, February 24, 2017 “The Volland Store announces dates for stone cellar tours” by Samantha Foster
RevZilla.com, Common Tread, November 11, 2016 “On election day, I elected to ride” by Mark Gardiner
Excerpt: Destination: The Volland Store, perhaps the world’s least likely art gallery, in the ghost town of Volland, Kansas, on the old K-10 state road between Alma and Alta Vista.
Readers’ comment: In the first photo Otto has a flat rear tire.
Reply from a fellow reader: Otto was a phenom, a dandy good boy. He could ride a motorcycle even with a woman aboard sidesaddle and a flat tire in the dirt. Let’s see those fancy stunt riders of today try that on their ZX-6Rs.
2016 AIAKS Merit Award – Excellence in Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
Volland General Store by el dorado inc
This adaptive reuse of the remains of this rural general store into a gallery and art retreat is thoughtfully and beautifully realized.
Simple and clear design decisions have yielded unexpected results, allowing the original structure to take on a stature that elevates it well beyond its humble origins.
This represents a wonderful tactile example of progress merged with preservation – simply achieved through the careful coordination of modest and familiar materials deployed in an inventive way.
Topeka Capital Journal, October 1, 2016 “Volland Store schedules fall cellar tours: Stone structures built by pioneers unique to Flint Hill region” by Samantha Foster
Kansas City Star, August 7, 2016 “Kansas native’s photos examine Germany’s fascination with America’s Old West” by Cindy Hoedel
Manhattan Mercury [Manhattan, KS], July 12, 2016 “Panelists talk tame reality of Wild West” by Lea Skene Print
The Smoke Signal [Wamego, KS], 29 June 2016 “Old Volland Store has many activities scheduled.” Print
Topeka Capital Journal, May 28, 2016
“Wabaunsee County close-up: Myth, reality of the American West – Photographer, a native Kansan, uses lens to explore Western lore”
Kansas City Star, May 15, 2016 “These rural Kansas art galleries, and their mission, might surprise you” by Cindy Hoedel
Topeka Capital-Journal, April 2, 2016 “Volland Store adds tour dates to schedule”
Leawood Lifestyle Magazine, March 2016 “The Volland Store in the Flint Hills is Alive Once Again,” article and photography by Tom Strongman
Topeka Capital-Journal,February 27, 2016 “Events at The Volland Store to feature Kansas farmers, ranchers”
KCUR, February 18, 2016 “In Volland, Kansas, Ranchers Head To The Old General Store For A New Kind Of Provision” by C. J. Janovy
Topeka Capital-Journal, February 7, 2015 “Volland Store offers tours featuring Wabaunsee County’s stone cellars” by Samantha Foster
Prairie Hollow Productions January 24, 2016
Video of Opening Reception of “The Spirit of Place: Rooted in the Flint Hills,” Photographs by Tom Parish and Paintings by James Pringle Cook
Topeka Capital-Journal, December 27, 2015 “Volland Store once again a gathering place for community“ by Samantha Foster
2015 AIAKC Design Awards, Architectural Citation, The Volland Store
2015 AIAKC People’s Choice Award, The Volland Store
Visit the link below to listen to a short clip of Carol Ross Barney, esteemed Chicago architect and member of the 2015 AIAKC Design Awards jury speaking about the deliberations that resulted in an Architectural Citation award for the Volland Store. The jury also included distinguished and respected Chicago architects John Ronan, Ralph Johnson and Joseph Valerio. https://vimeo.com/145911545
ArchDaily, 28 Oct 2015 “Volland General Store / el dorado architects“ ArchDaily is one of the most visited, high exposure blogs in the architecture realm.
KCUR, September 3, 2015 “A Flint Hills Community Comes Back To Life Thanks To Photos And A New-Old Country Store” by C.J. Janovy
The Kansas City Star, June 26 2015
“Volland Store revival on Kansas prairie celebrates the spirit of founder Otto Kratzer“ by Cindy Hoedel
Kansas State University, May 2015: “Kansas Profile, Now That’s Rural“ by Ron Wilson
KTWU Sunflower Journeys, October 16, 2014
The Kansas City Star, Nov. 8, 2013
“Mission Hills couple are preserving a piece of prairie history“ by Cindy Hoedel
ElDorado Inc, October 14, 2013
Volland General Store Turns 100
Waubunsee County History Society and Museum, October 2013 “Visit the Venerable Volland Store“