The Blue Rapids Museum, #36 Round Town Square in Blue Rapids, KS, is hosting a potluck lunch on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:00 noon. You are encouraged to fix and bring an old family recipe. The Museum would like to have a copy of your recipe for possible inclusion in a future cookbook.
At 1:00 p.m. Jim Gray will present a program and discussion entitled “Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out.” Jim Gray is a sixth-generation Kansan who co-founded the COWBOY (Cockeyed Old West Band Of Yahoos) Society to promote and preserve Kansas’s cowboy heritage though the bi-monthly newspaper, Kansas Cowboy. The Executive Director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame, he is the author of Desperate Seed: Ellsworth Kansas on the Violent Frontier and writes the newspaper column “The Way West.”
“In our modern world we often forget that the food we find on the shelf and in the cooler comes from our farms and ranches,” said Gray. His presentation will explore how today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to “head ‘em up and move ‘em out.”
This program is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Humanities Speakers Bureau examining our shared human experiences. The Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.