The Amazing Land of Kansas

By Polly Ferrell on January 25, 2019

On Jan. 29, this land became a state. That’s why when every year rolls ‘round, we try to celebrate. Our tenth annual Meadowlark signature celebration will take place Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. To prepare for that date, we are encouraging each of you to visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s special exhibit—Bison, Wolves and Quilts. Please sign up in the Blue Book to be included in this field trip on Wednesday, Jan. 9. You won’t be disappointed. This is one of the best ever Flint Hills Discovery second floor exhibits (accessible by elevator). Included in the display is an award winning original quilt by our own Harriette Janke. By now, “Home on the Range” should be singing in your head. Remember when it was top on the charts and played at every hoe-down and around every campfire? Perhaps not, since that was in the 1872 era. A Kansan wrote the song and when we were sure it was a hit, the 1947 Kansas legislature enacted into law that “Home on the Range” would forever be our state song. That law delineates six official verses and a chorus. Hey! Pin a SUNFLOWER to your lapel and get ready to celebrate. This is the month of KANSAS!