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Bohemian Athletic Club, Wilson, Kansas

Bohemian Athletic Club, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This photograph shows members of the Bohemian Athletic Club (Sokol) from Wilson, Kansas. The sokol was a Czechoslovakian organization that promoted physical and intellectual activities within the Slavic community of Wilson.


Czech dancing group, Rossville, Kansas

Czech dancing group, Rossville, Kansas
Date: 1920-1940
A photograph of a Czech dancing group. Left to right are Georgianna (Olejnik) Davis, Millie (Kovar) Badura, Josephine (Olejnik) Pressgrove, Florence (Macha) Tuller, Letha (Kovar) Olejnik, Lydia (Penaz) Scott, Viola (Kovar) Gideon, Jarmilla (Mitcha) Kovar, and Mrs. Frank Kratrina. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.


Czech eggs

Czech eggs
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: August, 1987
View of several Czech eggs decorated by artist Kepka Belton of Ellsworth, Kansas. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Czech eggs

Czech eggs
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: Between 1987 and 1988
View of several Czech eggs decorated by artist Kepka Belton of Ellsworth, Kansas. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas

First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1918
These two images show the first public school established by Bohemian settlers near Wilson, Kansas. The East School District #10 was located three miles east of Wilson, Kansas on the Golden Belt Road.


First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas

First Bohemian school, Wilson, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1918
These three images show the first public school by Bohemian settlers near Wilson, Kansas. The East School District #10 was located three miles east of Wilson, Kansas on the Golden Belt Road.


Francis J Swehla

Francis J Swehla
Creator: White, W. A.
Date: 1874
A photograph showing Francis J Swehla with his wife and son Victor. Francis Swehla was one of the first settlers in Wilson, Kansas. This is a copy of a photograph taken at Grete, Nebraska in 1874.


Kepka Belton

Kepka Belton
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: Between 1987 and 1988
A view of the hands of artist Kepka Belton, of Ellsworth, Kansas, as she demonstrates Czech egg decorating. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Kepka Belton

Kepka Belton
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Library and Archives Division
Date: October, 1988
An informal portrait of artist Kepka Belton, of Ellsworth, Kansas, demonstrating Czech egg decorating. Belton has become known all over the country as "the egg lady." People write to her from every state, wanting recipes, eggs, designs, and information about their Czech heritage. She teaches egg painting and traditional Czech design in the local schools and has taught young artists in the Kansas Folk Apprenticeship Program. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Lace sample

Lace sample
Creator: Domsch, Sonia Cloe
Date: between 1995 and 2000
Bobbin lace sample made by Sonia Domsch (1934- ) of Atwood, Kansas. Design is a basket full of flowers. Domsch learned lace making from her great aunt, Anna Beck, as a young girl. Anna and her siblings had emmigrated with her mother, Mary Dostal, from the Bohemian region of what is now the Czech Republic in 1894. The family name was changed from Dostal to Beck after arriving in America. After living briefly in Oklahoma, the family relocated to Atwood. There Mary and Anna made and sold lace to help support the family. Sonia is also a dedicated teacher of her art, having taught lace making to her daughter and granddaughter and participated as a Master Artist in the Folk Art Apprentice Program co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Kansas Arts Commission. In 1986 she became the first Kansan to receive a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Map of foreign settlements in Kansas

Map of foreign settlements in Kansas
Creator: Carruth, William Herbert, 1859-1924
Date: 1894
W. H. Carruth compiled this map of foreign settlements in Kansas. The map is included in the Ninth Biennial Report of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, Vol. XIV. It shows the locations of foreign settlements of Germans (including Russian Mennonites); Scandinavians; French and Italians; Irish, Welsh and Scotch; and Bohemians and Hungarians.


Wilson City Band, Kansas

Wilson City Band, Kansas
Date: 1989
The Wilson City Band, probably during the annual Czech Festival.


Z cesty po Kansasu

Z cesty po Kansasu
Date: 1880s
This brochure appears to describe the route of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway through Kansas to Colorado as an appeal to attract foreign immigrants. The brochure is written in Czech but a translation/text version is available.


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