– expanded and in person-
Opening Saturday, June 26, 2021
1 – 4 pm
Originally created by local committees of Wabaunsee County to be an online experience
as a Companion Exhibit to
Crossroads: Change in Rural America
A Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, exhibited at The Volland Store in Spring 2021
Recently expanded and in person at the gallery of The Volland Store
Wabaunsee County has a strong commitment to its heritage, ranching culture, and small-town lifestyle. Drawing on historic roots, local citizens create experiences that appeal to new audiences, build community, attract new people to Wabaunsee County, and support the local economy.
The exhibit explores the deep roots of this place, the foundation for our growth into the future. It tells stories of local citizens who enrich the community through volunteerism, innovative industry, or safeguarding heritage sites. In their own words they bear witness to a sense of place they hold dear.
more information here
gallery guide available in the gallery
There are many people who could not be included due to space and time. A debt of gratitude is owed to all the citizens of Wabaunsee County who understand the privilege of living in this extraordinary place and who work hard every day to preserve its culture.
Local Exhibit Committee: Jennifer Gehrt, Chair; Abby Amick, Erin Debler, Barb Downey, Amy Langvardt, Wrenn Pacheco, Cindy Schultz, Marci Spaw, Michael Stubbs.
Exhibit Design Committee: Patty Reece, Chair; Mindy Chaffin, Lorn Clement, Tony Crawford, Susanne Siepl-Coates, Marci Spaw, George Terbovich.
Community Partners Committee: John Hund and Paul Miller, Co-Chairs; Jennifer Gehrt.
– with special thanks to Marci Spaw and Mindy Chaffin –
and the Wabaunsee County Historical Society