The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation has received a gift of $750,000 from Marty Vanier and Bob Krause. Foundation President, Bruce Snead, announced today that over a five year period, $500,000 of the gift will be earmarked for the City of Manhattan, $220,000 will establish a semi-endowment fund for upkeep of the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s Immersive Experience Theater, and $30,000 will support the Foundation in fundraising efforts.
One of the more recent additions to Arcadia Publishing’s iconic Images of America series is Marshall County. Author of Marshall County, Sherrill Sparks, will visit Flint Hills Discover Center on Saturday, March 14 from 1-3 p.m.
The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation has given a “Friend of the Flint Hills” award to an individual, nongovernmental organization or public institution each spring since 2012. The award honors significant time, effort and resources devoted to the cause of conserving the Flint Hills of Kansas and northern Oklahoma and to the Flint Hills Discovery Center. This year, the 2015 award will be given to Drs. Jim and Cathy Hoy of Emporia.
The latest exhibition at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Save the Last Dancewill open Saturday, February 14 and be on display until Sunday, May 17.This exhibit features images by award winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong.
Kansas children’s book author, Roy Bird, will visit Flint Hills Discover Center Saturday, February 21 from 1-3 p.m.