Rex Buchanan, Burke Griggs, and Josh Svaty discuss their book: Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills

March 22, 2020

Please join us on March 22, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. for the authors’ discussion of their recently published book.

There will be refreshments served and a book signing following the discussion.

Admission is free. 

Long before the coming of Euro-Americans, native inhabitants of what is now Kansas left their mark on the land: carvings in the soft orange and red sandstone of the state’s Smoky Hills.  In a series of photographs, Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills offers viewers a chance to read the story that these carvings tell of the region’s first people- and to appreciate an important feature of Kansas history and its landscape that is increasingly threatened by erosion and vandalism.

Rex C. Buchanan, a native of central Kansas, is the director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas.

Burke W. Griggs, associate professor of law at Washburn University School of Law, is a fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and an affiliated scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, both at Stanford University.

Joshua L. Svaty is the fifth generation of his family to farm in Ellsworth County and has worked on natural resource issues with nonprofits and state and federal government.  He was the 14th Kansas Secretary of Agriculture.

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  • Occurred Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


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