Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Museum of Weather

Who says that nothing happens in the flyover country of the Midwest? With all the offbeat activity recently going on in Kansas, we’re starting to love the lost-in-the-middle state. First, it was the public voting for and selection of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Now, the Kansas Museum of History has opened an exhibition about... bad weather.

The Forces of Nature exhibit (running through January 4, 2009) actually sounds rather intriguing. The tornado that swept through The Wizard of Oz was, obviously, in Kansas. The Weather Channel regularly runs features on hurricanes, tornados, floods, and other natural disasters. So if you happen to be visiting any of those 8 Wonders of Kansas, take the time to stop by the museum (6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka) and marvel at... the weather.