NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2014
Contact: Christy Playter, Communications Coordinator - 913.322.5507
Karen Crane, Merriam Visitors Bureau Director - 913.403.8999

MERRIAM CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF COMMUNITY


Campbellton to Merriam -- 150 years of community
MERRIAM, KS (April 15, 2014) -- The City of Merriam invites you to attend an event celebrating 150 years of community. CAMPBELLTON TO MERRIAM is a historic art exhibition opening on Thursday, May 15 at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery located inside the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Drive. This opening night reception will include a collection of historic photos, documents and items from Merriam’s past. The exhibit is free to the public and opens at 7:00 PM with live music, historic reenactments and refreshments.

In addition to the free art exhibit (on display through June 5, 2014), the Merriam Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a trolley tour of historic Merriam sites starting at 5:45 PM. This 30-minute tour will capture some of Merriam’s earliest moments, pivotal historic sites and changes in the community over the past 150 years. The trolley tour is $10 per person payable upon RSVP to 913.322.5550.

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