What would state fairs be without butter sculptures and seed portraits, or Victorian houses without hair wreaths. Join Erika Nelson as she shares about these beloved wonders and three amazing women: Lillian Colton, seed portraitist; Caroline S. Brooks, butter sculptor; and Leila Cohoon, hair-wreath expert. Learn about the uncommon transformations of everyday materials and the institutions that preserve these odd traditions. Nelson is a sought-after presenter and the creator and curator of the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum. The Museum would like to thank Humanities Kansas for making this presentation possible.
The Smoky Hill Museum hosts this free presentation on Thursday August 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.