The museum turns 60 this June 11! Due to Covid protocols, we are limited in some of our programming, but here are two events we can host safely:
Safari Soukaba at Safari Family Fun Days: Saturday April 24th from 10-1pm
For the first time since 1974, we are going to host a Safari Soukaba!
This event started as an annual local goods sale in the late 60s & early 70s that acted as the main fundraiser to support the museum. Based on a Swahili word, “Souk-aba” means “Open Air Market,” and participants were asked to come to the museum and host an upscale garage sale of art, clothing, furniture and other miscellaneous goods and donate all or portions of the proceeds to the museum.
At this revival of the original Souk-aba, we are hosting booths behind the depot and have asked local artisans to come in, show off their goods. As of April 10, we have several spaces reserved including artists Glenda Bruner, Diane Good, Cindy Dent & Ann Neff, plus displays and sale offerings from Art by Addy, Native American Jewelry by Darren, SEK Junkyard Pirates, & Randy Hill Papa’s Shop, and a Bake Sale Booth by Busy B’s 4H!
We still have some space openings, so please call Curator Jacque at the museum at 620-431-2730 if you have any questions or to reserve a spot.
60 Years on Safari Exhibition
Running June through Artist Alley in September, the museum will showcase community highlights from every decade of the museum.
We’ve been asking folks to share photos and stories of their own “Safaris” to the museum and we will team those with archival clippings and other museum-based memorabilia from our collection.