Buster Keaton
in the Wild West

Buster on tiny horse

September 23 - 24, 2016, in Iola, KS

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Film and enlightenment from the era of Buster Keaton and film comedy.

Last updated 6/01/2016

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2016 Program

Everyone is welcome to join our Journey to Buster's Birthplace on Friday Morning.
Buster was born in Piqua, KS, just 7 miles west of Iola on Highway 54.
We will be leaving the Bowlus Fine Arts Center at 10 am.
Or if you have your own transportation go and meet us there at the
Keaton Museum. Go west from Iola on Highway US 54.
When you reach Piqua, turn North to the Museum.

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Film comedian and director Buster Keaton was born in Piqua (Pick-way), Kansas, in 1895 while his parents were performing in a traveling medicine show. Each year Iola, KS, -- seven miles east of Piqua --, hosts a celebration in Keaton's honor.

All activities are held at the  Thomas H. Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas.

Funding provided by

Clopton Family Trust

The Kansas Humanities Council

The Sleeper Family Trust

and with help from  private donations

Link to Carol Yoho's Keaton WebSite
(A great site--Includes Accomodations Information and Photos from the Past Celebrations)

All activities are held at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola, Kansas.

Celebration Fee   $20   

Online registration at   https://bowluscenterorg.presencehost.net/keaton/registration/

Donations are always welcome.

[Keith Goering] (goeringk@cox.net)