The Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas awarded a $25,000 grant to the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma to help alleviate costs to host four traveling exhibits coming to the museum in 2019.
The grant came from the foundation's Arthur and Cornelia Scroggins Foundation Fund.
The exhibits include:
• "Norman Rockwell and the American Family" by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., which features 80 framed prints of Rockwell's work depicting American family life in the mid-20th century. The exhibit is on display at the Stauth Museum now until Jan. 19.
• "Small Wonders: Insects in Focus" by ExhibitsUSA, a series of high-resolution human-scale images of insects that will be on display from Jan. 29 to March 16.
• "America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66" by NRG! Exhibitions, which visually showcases the stories of people, places, and events alongside the famous road from 1926 until today and embodies the history of Route 66, the evolution of automobile travel, innovations, communities and populations. The exhibit will be on display from July 9 to Oct. 5.
• "Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints" by ExhibitsUSA, which features and celebrates traditional textiles dyed with liquid wax patterns, will be on display from Oct. 20 to Dec. 1.
The museum is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, visit www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org.