Museum News (February 5, 2024)

By: Press Release
| Published 02/05/2024

Smiling with anticipation, Megan Snyder and Arissa Kennedy (both of Phillipsburg) are about to enjoy some of the doughnuts they made at the Hansen Museum’s Homemade Doughnut class held at the Logan City Building on February 3rd.

The “Magic Circle” was the first and most difficult skill learned at the Granny Square Class taught by instructor April Teves at the Hansen Museum last Saturday (Jan. 27th). A clever technique that eliminates the pesky open center when crocheting in the round, the “Magic Circle” really ups your crochet game. As promised by the instructor, the next steps for completing a Granny Square were relatively simple. Each participant left class with at least two completed Granny Squares and the knowledge needed to make a Granny Square project on their own.

Homemade doughnuts were the order of the day Saturday, February 3rd. Anna Schremmer taught 18 participants how to make yummy, raised doughnuts from scratch! Besides walking away with a dozen freshly fried and glazed doughnuts, participants learned many helpful tips for working with yeast. The afternoon class stretched into early evening due to cooler temperatures slowing the rising process—some things just cannot be rushed. Participants enjoyed watching their doughnuts double in size and fry up nice and golden. And literally the icing on the top was learning how to glaze a doughnut like ones bought at a bakery!

Sunday, February 4th, the Museum honored the students participating in the 47th Annual High School Art Show with a lovely preview and reception. Approximately 65 people spent the afternoon enjoying the wonderful collection of student art and delicious refreshments. During the program Tranda Strnad, instructor from Republic County, and Ashley Breshears, instructor from Smith Center, introduced their students attending the preview and gave interesting information about their art programs. Students attending without an instructor present were also recognized.

School participating in this year’s High School Art Show are as follows: Brewster, Cornerstone Classical, Hill City, Pike Valley, Norton Community, Republic County, and Smith Center. As always, there are many impressive works in the show. The talent and vision of these students is impressive. The High School Art Show will remain on view through Sunday, February 28th. Make plans to come view the incredible work of these amazing young artists.

Artist of the Month, Jill Hanson, has the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the meat eaters in your life—beef sticks! Jill raises all-natural beef without hormones or antibiotics and the beef sticks are 100% beef—no fillers or pork added. Scottish Highland cattle is the breed she raises so she has included some super cute t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring these fluffy bovines. The beef sticks are sold individually or in Valentine bundles.

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!