McPherson library to present Main Street history

By Chris Swick
July 08, 2015

When you think of McPherson's Main Street, you don't normally think of elephants, epidemics and tree-sitters, but that's all in the rich history of Main Street.

The McPherson Public Library will host Extraordinary Events on Main Street Thursday to highlight the rich history of downtown McPherson. The program will be led by library director Steve Read and Jennie Hall, head of adult services with the library.

“Both Steve and I are keenly interested in local history,” Hall said. “As we’ve developed the archives and online databases at the library we’ve discovered some hugely entertaining stories about unusual happenings in our downtown area.  This is an opportunity for us to make McPherson’s history come alive.”

No registration is necessary for the event, which is part of the library's summer reading program.

The program begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Library.

For more information about this and other summer activities -- call the library at 245-2570 or email them at [email protected] A complete calendar of summer events at the library can be viewed by visiting their website at and clicking on the link in the Weekly Bookmark section of the homepage.