Sunday Matinee Films - "Life on the Land Series: Harvesting the High Plains"

Event Details

Date: June 08, 2014

Time: 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Rising out of the dust of the 1930s and its attendant economic depression, two men, Ray Garvey and John Kriss, conceive a plan to grow wheat on the plains of western Kansas and eastern Colorado. Their belief that the land was still fertile and capable of producing crops resulted in a method of common sense farming that demonstrated it was possible to achieve success under the most adverse conditions. Inspired by the historical works of H. Craig Miner and extensive correspondence between the two farmers, this film celebrates the progressive search for agricultural answers in the face of the dustbowl, changing the Great American Desert into the Breadbasket of the World. InSpirit Creative, 2013, 60 minutes, documentary, rated PG.

Program designed to complement the exhibition On Common Ground.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.