For week two of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, because Kansas celebrates its birthday on January 29th, we thought it would be appropriate to feature our amazing, panoramic Kansas landscape mural by reknowned Kansas artist, Stan Herd.
Herd’s mural can be found in the Research/Reference Center surrounding the walls near the ceiling (see yellow area on map below).
About 52 for 150
Every object has a story, and stories build history. To celebrate 150 years of Kansas statehood we’re featuring 52 objects (or collections of related objects)—something new each week throughout the year—from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s 130-year-old special, and permanent collections, that represent our collective state history and cultural diversity.
Our collections are available for teachers, students, researchers and general interest, and we hope this online video program will provide insight into what’s so “special” about Special Collections. Your library’s commitment to collecting art and preserving local history makes it possible for users today and in the future to have immediate access to invaluable research material and cultural artifacts.
To learn more about our mural, or for help finding books and videos on Stan Herd or the topic of mural painting, call or stop by the Sabatini Gallery (785-580-4515). We’re located on your right just beyond the Library rotunda entrance.