Museum News (January 1, 2024)

By: Press Release
| Published 01/02/2024


With great pleasure, the Hansen Museum offers congratulations to five Logan households for winning the 2023 Deck the House Holiday Decorating Contest. Jessica Ashmore, David & Donna Kirkendall, Bryant & Kyra Reese, Daniel & Aubrey Ruff, and Toby & Theresa Shellito. Each lucky winner received $100.00 in Logan Bucks and a special yard sign declaring their property a Deck the House Winner. Thank you to all Logan households that took the time to decorate your properties for Christmas. We appreciate your help in spreading Christmas cheer and look forward to seeing your magical decorations during the 2024 Christmas season.

If one of your New Year resolutions was to learn new skills, the Hansen Museum Continuing Education program can help! We have many fun learning opportunities scheduled in 2024. Our first offering, Dance Class, starts January 14, 2024. Kerry and Dezi Ferguson will teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners the two-step, east coast and west coast swing, cha cha, polka, waltz, etc. Dance class is a tremendous value, entertaining, and an awesome opportunity to spend quality time together. Each class starts with lots of laughter and smiling and ends with progress and pride. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Check out the dance class registration form on the Hansen Museum Facebook page or at

The Hansen Museum’s next offering is a two-day watercolor painting workshop with Laurie Albin. This workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 19th and 20th, 2024, with a lunch break each day. At this workshop, Laurie will go beyond demonstrating basic watercolor techniques to teaching participants how to create depth and “glow” in a landscape painting. During this two-day workshop, participants will complete two paintings under Laurie’s gentle guidance. Instructor Laurie Albin is a Kansas Watercolor Society Signature member and has been painting watercolors for more than 40 years. Laurie is an experienced instructor, for ten years, she had a teaching studio in WaKeeney, Kansas and worked as a public-school art instructor for many years. To view Laurie’s art, go to

We want to help you stay on target with your New Year’s resolution(s). There is still time to register for both dance class and the watercolor workshop. If either of these offerings isn’t your idea of fun, then check out our 2024 Continuing Education Schedule at We are certain you will find at least one class or workshop that piques your interest.

Our current exhibitions, NOTORIOUS and Carol Bales’ Santa Collection, will remain on view through January 28, 2024. Keep up to date with Museum happenings by following the Museum Facebook page. The Museum is open Mon. through Fri. 9-12 and 1-4; Sat. 9-12 & 1-5; Sun. and holidays 1-5. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are handicapped accessible, and admission is always free thanks to the generous support of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. For more information or if you have questions, please contact us at 785-689-4846. We hope to see you at the Museum!