Events / The American Grain Elevator, a First Thursday presentation
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
They’re called sentinels, standing guard over expansive fields and grasslands. They’re also called lighthouses of the plains, directing travelers to the nearest town “They” are grain elevators, and they’re celebrated in the new book, The American Grain Elevator: Function & Form. Author Linda Laird will discuss these unique utilitarian structures, why and when they began, purposes, different materials used and more. She’ll also be on hand to sign and discuss her book, which was the culmination of a 20 year project to photograph and document American grain elevators. This free presentation and book signing will be offered at the Smoky Hill Museum Thursday, September 6, from 5:30-6:30 pm.