“While much of this exhibit covers the history and culture of the river, there is a large section about fishing on the Kaw,” Fager said in an email. “We have on display a fishing boat used by Tom Burns, sometimes called the ‘King of the Kaw,’ and many artifacts from him and other ‘river kings.’ “
In addition, Aaron Deters, of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, will speak in May on improving river access on the Kaw.
Each of the speakers will present from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The programs are as follows:
— Jan. 10: “Kansas Riverkings” by Barbara Higgins-Dover
— Feb. 14: “In Love with the Kansas River” by Bill Riphahn
— March 14: “Fish Tales from the Kaw” by the family of Tom Burns
— April 11: “Crossing the Kansas River on the Oregon Trail” by Tom Ellis
— May 9: “Improving Access on the Kaw River” by Aaron Deters