Ottawa museum hangs Flood of '51 exhibit
Ottawa The Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St., has mounted a commemorative exhibit, "The Great Flood of '51," which runs through Aug. 29.
The museum survived the flood and a plaque outside the building shows the high-water mark reached on July 11, 1951. The mark is incorporated into the display.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. For more information, call (784) 242-1250.
Amelia Earhart Festival kicks off Friday
Atchison The 104th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's birth will be celebrated Friday and Saturday with music, special guests and fireworks.
The annual festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with LakeFest 2001 at the Amelia Earhart Earthwork overlooking Warnock Lake, south of Atchison. ThunderHeart will perform at 6 p.m. Andy Griggs will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with Chely Wright at 9:30 p.m.
Concert tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are available by calling (800) 234-1854.
Saturday's activities in downtown Atchison include an arts and crafts fair, children's events and carnival rides. Free airplane rides for first-time flyers, ages 8-17, will be given from 8 a.m. to noon at Amelia Earhart Airport, 16701 286 Road. Fireworks and a street dance will be held that night.
Mae C. Jemison, an astronaut aboard the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992, is among the featured speakers at the Amelia Earhart Speakers Symposium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Benedictine College.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) 234-1854.
For more information, visit the Web site www.atchison.org.