I have not posted on here in far too long.
Sometimes, industrial archeology encompasses more than just the history of industry. Sometimes, it is also about the entire community and what has been important to them.
I was driving through the Great Plains over the past few weeks. I passed through the small town of Wilson, KS, and ran across the Wilson Opera House.
Online, I learned a little more about this historic site, thanks to this website. The Wilson Opera House was built in 1901. It is currently being restored, as it was destroyed in a fire back in 2009. This site is the cultural entertainment center of the town, and I am glad to see that there is a project to restore it.
The Opera House, and the entire town has a strong Czech heritage. This town is also home to the World’s Largest Czech Egg, which is in the town square.
If you are ever passing through central Kansas along I-70, this town is just a little detour away. And, if you decide not to drive through Kansas, the renovation project is still looking for donations…
Thank you for reading my post.