Motoring Monday: Prairie Museum of Art and History
Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby covers 24
acres and is home to indoor and
outdoor exhibits, many temporary exhibits and annual programs as well.
The world-class Kurska Collection contains more than
28,000 items featuring glass, coins, furniture, ceramics, toys, dolls, stamps,
clocks, household items, tools, musical instruments, art, silver and jewelry.
Several buildings are on the site including a 1930’s farmstead, sod house,
one-room school and the Lone Star Church. The Cooper Barn, the largest barn in
Kansas, houses the exhibit "High and Dry: Agriculture on the High
Plains" and features farm implements, vehicles and photographs illustrating
the history of agriculture in the past 100 years.
Many of the exhibits
have hands-on activities, and there are camps during the summer. For more
information, go to http://prairiemuseum.org/.