Mid-America News - JULY 2018




Bingham-Waggoner Antique & Craft Fair showcases 100+ dealers

The grounds of the Bingham-Waggoner mansion in Independence will be filled with antique and craft vendors on July 14. (photo courtesy Bingham-Waggoner Historical Society)

Enjoy the 31st Annual Bingham-Waggoner Antique & Craft Fair on Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Independence. The estate will host more than 100 antique dealers and crafters on the beautiful grounds surrounding the mansion. Original crafts, antiques and outstanding collectibles will be available for purchase.

The concession stands will provide tasty treats of Polish sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers as well as "Walking Tacos".  Share a bag of kettle corn as you stroll, or some icy lemonade and homemade cookies from the Bingham-Waggoner Volunteer Cookie Booth while you enjoy the shade from a nearby tree. There will be a door prize drawing every hour.

Admission to the fair is free. The Morton Sisters will perform in the morning and the Spirit of Independence Community Band will play at noon. Mansion tours will be available from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the regular fee. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate is located at 313 W Pacific.

Vendors should call 816-461-3491 or email bwestate@att.net for more information.



Hermann plans annual Freedom Fest

Veterans and Boy Scouts will lead the parade in Hermann on July 4 during the town's annual Freedom Fest. (photo courtesy Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce)

Hermann's Fourth of July celebration gets under way with a concert Tuesday night,
July 3.
Wednesday events include kids' games, music and food booths at Riverfront Park, a parade, and City Band concert at the Amphitheater. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display at the riverfront.

Things kick off at 7:30 p.m. July 3 when singer and guitarist Steve Leslie performs a free concert at the Amphitheater.

Events on July 4 run 1-8 p.m. at Riverfront Park. Enjoy refreshments, vendor booths, activities for kids, live music and a pedal tractor pull at 5:30 p.m.

The parade will step off at 4 p.m. The City Band will perform a concert at the Amphitheater at 7 p.m. The fireworks top off the day at Riverfront Park at 9:15 p.m. The Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hermann sponsor the events.

For more details go to www.visithermann.com.


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Sunflower Classic Toy Show launches in Hutchinson July 28

Antique Teddy Bears are always popular at toy shows, such as the Sunflower Classic coming up in Hutchinson. (photo courtesy Pixabay.com)

For several years, toy enthusiasts have been trying to establish a toy show in Hutchinson that would draw from the popularity of the Salina Toy Show. This year sees the realization of that dream as the Sunflower Classic Toy Show will debut on Saturday, July 28 in the air-conditioned Sunflower North Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds. The exact address is 2000 N. Poplar St., Gate 3. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lots of antique and collectible toys will be for sale including farm toys, trucks, cars, vintage toys, Hot Wheels, trains, dolls, cast iron, memorabilia, toy parts, games and much more.

Admission is $4; children 10 and under admitted free when accompanied by and adult. For more information call 785-201-7814 or visit the website, www.toyshowhutchinson.com.


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Firecracker 4th show returns to Amana Colonies

Amana is home to The Firecracker 4th Antique Show. Held annually at the Amana Colonies Event Center July 3-4, plan now to attend this quality antique show with more than 75 vendors in two air conditioned buildings as well as outdoor fields

The show opens Tuesday, July 3 for early bird buying from 8 a.m. until noon. Admission is $5. General admission runs from noon to 5 p.m. with free admission. On Wednesday July 4 the show is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. with free admission.

"Also on the 4th enjoy the music of Mississippi String Band from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free of course!" said Cindy Burkhalter, organizer of the event. "Free parking on site and excellent BBQ, brats and smoked chops from the Amana Meat Market and the famous pie from the Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant," she said.

The show will be located at the Amana RV Park and Event Center, at the corner of Hwy. 151 and 220 Trail in the Amana Colonies, which are known for great food, antiquing (14 shops) and, of course beer, and wine.

Mark your calendar for all of the fun in Amana and the Firecracker 4th Antique Show. For lodging information go to www. Amanacolonies.com. "Like us on Facebook and watch for show information on the Firecracker 4th Antique Show," Burkhalter said.

Sponsored by Smokehouse Square Antiques. For dealer information call 319-622-3539 or 319-430-2728. "Make your plans now and see you at the show," said Burkhalter.



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Woolaroc acquires statue of Sacagawea

"Bird Woman" by sculptor Richard Greeves who donated the statue to the Woolaroc Museum. (photo courtesy the Frank Phillips Foundation)

The Woolaroc Ranch near Bartlesville has recently acquired a seven-foot tall bronze sculpture titled "Bird Woman" portraying the image of Sacagawea. Born in 1788 and the daughter of a Shoshone chief, Sacagawea served as a vital guide and interpreter to Lewis and Clark from 1805-1806. She was the only woman on the Lewis & Clark expedition to the West Coast.

The sculpture was created by Richard Greeves, a resident of the Shoshone/Blackfoot Reservation in Wyoming and who displayed more than 50 of his sculptures at Woolaroc in 2013.

"This is a terrific addition to our collection," said Frank Phillips Foundation CEO Bob Fraser. "This piece not only fits perfectly with the story that we are telling at Woolaroc, it is a forever reminder of that first national show in 2013 that helped energize a renaissance for our museum."

Woolaroc is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on Hwy 123, 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville. It was the rural retreat for oil baron Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum. For more information about Woolaroc, visit www.woolaroc.org.


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Red Wing Antique and Pottery Sale concludes convention

An antique Red Wing crock. (photo courtesy Red Wing Collectors Society)

The annual convention of the Red Wing Collectors Society will conclude July 14 with its Antique and Pottery Sale, to be held 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Red Wing National Guard Armory, 885 E. 7th St. in Red Wing.

Convention attendees will be admitted first at 9 a.m., with the general public admitted at 10:30a.m.

Organizers make every effort to ensure that sellers only bring quality items and must meet certain standards before being allowed in as a vendor. Vendor contracts and more information are available on-line at www.redwingcollectors.org.



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