The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame is announcing its first ever "Guitar Extravaganza." What is a "Guitar Extravaganza"? It's a guitar concert, guitar performance competition, guitar exhibits & more, according to Mike Flood director of the event. "For some time I've been wanting to put on an event dealing with guitars and guitar music. It fits well with the Jim Halsey Archives exhibit as it features many autographed guitars from celebrity artists such as Eric Clapton, Glen Campbell, AC-DC, The Oak Ridge Boys, Led Zepelin, The Rolling Stones and others," said Flood.
A beautiful spring tea is held annually in the museum’s Gallery and features a light buffet lunch enjoyed on the vintage china of local homes’ collections. The 2019 event will be at 1 p.m. April 7. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the museum by March 30. We also invite table hosts and sponsors; it’s a wonderful opportunity to make use of those treasured family dishes and stemware. Contact the museum for details.
Quilting in booming! Even in a modern day of high-tech and fast-paced life, the centuries-old art of creating quilts has been seeing a resurgence throughout the U.S. In Independence, the museum hosts an annual Quilt Fair. In 2019 “The Quilt Affair” will be from May 10-June 8 with public viewing hours during normal museum hours.
This event is held every two years. The quilts are judged in eight different categories; pieced, hand quilted; appliqued, hand quilted; embroidered, hand quilted; pieced, machine quilted; small quilts/wall hangings; antique; appliqued and embroidered machine quilted. The entry fee is $5 per piece with a limit of 3 per category. To enter a quilt, contact the museum for an order form.