Albers Marine Annual Outdoor Show

The Albers Marine Outdoor Show is typically held the weekend prior to Super Bowl weekend. Saturday 9a-7p; and, Sunday 9a-3p.

Features a kids casting contest, boats on display, fishing vendors & more. Professional demonstrations at the show on Saturday afternoon.

Free admission & free parking.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market

The Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market is open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm each Saturday until October 31. The farmers’ market pavilion is located at the intersection of 11th St. and Broadway St. in downtown Pittsburg. For more information, contact Kim Vogel at (620) 231-8310 or visit Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market

The Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market is open 8:00 am – 12:00 pm each Saturday until October 31. The farmers’ market pavilion is located at the intersection of 11th St. and Broadway St. in downtown Pittsburg. For more information, contact Kim Vogel at (620) 231-8310 or visit Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market.

Art Exploration free workshop

IMPORTANT: Please call ArtForms Gallery each Tuesday to confirm Art Exploration is definitely scheduled before coming – 620-240-0165.

Are you looking for camaraderie while exploring your artistic side? Join Gallery artist Pat Glick every Tuesday afternoon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. to explore different art techniques. Pat will lead you through a creative art experience every week. Feel free to bring something you are working on also. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times. Art Exploration is free so you just bring your willingness to try something new in art!

To help our our customers and artists to remain safe during the changing health conditions in our community. Please maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask when visiting. We will do our part in maintaining a clear and safe environment for you to shop or take a workshop.

Timmons Ballroom

707 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-704-3388
facebook.com/HotelStilwellKS/

Built in 1890, the historic Timmons Ballroom sits inside the Hotel Stilwell. Features 2,500 square feet of meeting space with a capacity of 120 for dining or 180 for a meeting. The Timmons Ballroom has tables, chairs, serving accessories, catering kitchen and is ADA accessible.

Solidarity: Amazon Army Mural

308 N Walnut St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8110

Located inside the Pittsburg Public Library, this 10’x12′ mural features St. Barbara, the patron saint of coal miners, and a number of the wives, mothers and grandmothers of miners who organized marches on coal mines throughout Southeast Kansas, protesting working conditions.

Called the “Army of Amazons” by the New York Times, their efforts essentially shutdown some of the largest coal fields in the world at the time and even forced the Governor of Kansas to temporarily move his offices to Pittsburg’s historic Hotel Stilwell.

To learn more about the Amazon Army and the women that led them, be sure to visit other Crawford County attractions, including the Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, the Miners Memorial, located at 2nd and Pine in Pittsburg or the Crawford County Historical Museum, just west of Pittsburg on US-69.

This mural was commissioned by the Pittsburg Area Arts and Crafts Association and the Pittsburg Arts Council, and was painted by Wayne Wildcat.

Signet Loft

109 N Broadway St, Ste B
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 308-5326
facebook.com/SignetLoft

Built around 1905, this two-story masonry building has served various functions: grocer, auto dealerships, fruit store; &, now a coffee shop & bed & breakfast.

A fully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath historic loft on the edge of downtown Pittsburg, KS above Signet Coffee Roasters. Now launched on Airbnb!

Salon 9

822 N Broadway St, Ste B
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-1939
salon9pitt.com

Salon 9 is dedicated to service and value and promises individual attention and great value for all of our customers. Ideal for holiday gifts, birthdays, anniversaries as well as employees and business clients, the salon’s specialties include Hotheads hair extensions, hair cuts and styles, bridal services, makeup services, men’s services, nail care, waxing, skincare, and laser hair removal.

Pittsburg Public Library

308 N Walnut St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8110
pplonline.org

A rare Andrew Carnegie library without elaborate, ornate decorations, or his name – both were compromises with area miners angered with his involvement.

The Pittsburg Public Library first opened its doors on January 18, 1902, when the west wing of the city office building was used to house the small collection of books. The citizens quickly realized the value of such an institution, and the library’s popularity grew so quickly that by 1907 the Board of Trustees began looking for ways to secure funds for a larger building.

Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was already well known for his philanthropy towards libraries across the country, and the Pittsburg library community approached him for much needed support. His donation of $40,000 angered the miners of the area and in order to appease them, the Board agreed to leave the Carnegie name off of the front of the proposed building.

The architectural firm of Patton and Miller of Chicago was hired to design the building with S.S. Geatches serving as contractor. The new building, completed in 1912, was one of the few Carnegie libraries built in Prairie Style architecture, another concession to the miners who did not want an elaborate, ornate facility. The building features an exterior of Carthage limestone and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The library operated for many years in the original Carnegie building, but it was eventually outgrown as well. A one-half cent sales tax was passed in 1994, and plans to build an addition and renovate the historic Carnegie building were put into place. The library underwent an extensive addition and renovation in 1996-98. The firm of Glenn Livingood Penzler (now GLPM Architects) of Lawrence, KS, designed the project, and the contractor was R.E. Smith Construction of Joplin, MO.

Characteristics and details of the original building have been incorporated into the addition, and the furnishings reflect the Arts and Crafts style made popular during the early 1900’s. Restoring the glory of the original building without disturbing its historical integrity earned the architectural firm of Glenn Livingood Penzler an award from the Kansas Preservation Alliance.

Miners Memorial

200 N Walnut St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310

A tribute to those who settled Crawford County. Includes a pavilion and the Miner Memorial, a larger-than-life bronze statute of a miner accompanied by granite monuments inscribed with the names of miners who worked in the Pittsburg-Weir coalfields.

The purpose of Miners’ Memorial is to honor the work and lives of the coal miners in the Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field. Construction of the Miners’ Memorial has been accomplished with local and regional funding.

The Memorial features a larger-than-life-size bronze statue of an era miner. There are nine black polished monuments flowing in an arc to the right of the statue. The first stone is an interpretive marker on the south side, and accompanied on the north side with the map of the Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field. The remaining eight monuments contain the names of miners who have been submitted by their families and friends. A star beside their name indicates that the miner died as a result of working in the mines.

Across the street from Immigrant Park.

Mirza Shrine Event Center

110 W 5th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-4180
mirzashriners.com

Lower level hall is 5,000 square feet, seating for 300, and includes kitchen for heating food and ice machine. Upper level ballroom is 6,000 square feet, seating for 400, and includes a large hardwood dance floor, mirrored ceiling, mood lighting, and kitchen for heating food and ice machine.

Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center

503 N Pine St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7827

Old meets new in this historic 1925 theatre with modern amenities. Check our website for upcoming theatre productions, ballets, vendor events, &; art exhibits.

The Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center is truly a community center providing an attractive, state of the art venue for the performing arts as well as a pleasant place to have a private gathering, fundraisers, meetings, small conventions, wedding receptions and more.

Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center

503 N Pine St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-7827

Open since 1925, was designed during the excitement of the excavation of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb so is a rare example of Egyptian Revival Style architecture.

Old meets new in this historic 1925 theater with modern amenities. Check our website for upcoming theater productions, ballets, vendor events and art exhibits.

The Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center is truly a community center providing an attractive, state of the art venue for the performing arts as well as a pleasant place to have a private gathering, fundraisers, meetings, small conventions, wedding receptions and more.

Jock's Nitch Sporting Goods

523 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-9410
jocksnitch.com

Specializes in outfitting fans of local universities and high schools, including the PSU Gorillas, FHS Raiders, GHS Trojans, NHS Vikings, PHS Dragons, SHS Lancers, and SMC Panthers.

Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods opened for business in 1979, in Pittsburg, Kansas, and currently operates seven stores in Kansas and one in Missouri. Jock’s Nitch specializes in bringing the big town sports look to smaller cities and communities. At Jock’s Nitch Sporting Goods our motto is “the sports look of today.”

We take pride in our local universities and specialize in outfitting their fans in top quality apparel and merchandise. We carry the top names in sporting goods and feature merchandise by Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Oakley, New Balance, The North Face, Asics, Converse, K-Swiss, Russell, Zephyr, Top of the World, Twins, The Game, Rawlings, Wilson, Worth, McDavid, Bike and more!

Jefferson Highway Garage

408 N Locust St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

facebook.com/thelordsdinerofpittsburg/

Jefferson Highway linked Canada to New Orleans from 1915-1925. Built in 1915, this Jefferson Highway Garage once served automobiles traveling the highway and the structure maintains its original signage. The building continues to serve Pittsburg as a nonprofit kitchen, The Lord’s Diner.

Jimmy B's Saloon

202 N Locust St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

A saloon & beer garden with occasional live music. Built in 1904 to sell tombstones & monuments, is an example of folk architecture. The exterior includes hand carved stone figures of prominent American folk heroes including George Washington, Mark Twain & Belle Starr, as well as Kansas legends, including Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Carrie Nation and the Bloody Benders.

Hance White (1854-1926) built the building and operated out of it using the name Hance White & Son Marble Works, then Pittsburg Marble Works, and it grew to be one of the largest marble works in the Midwest by the 1920’s, with marble and other stone being sent their from quarries throughout the world.

Hotel Besse

121 E 4th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Seen from miles away, Pittsburg’s skyline has been defined by this 12 story Late Gothic Revival architectural ornament building since 1926.

Always surrounded by buildings that have averaged four stories, the construction of the Hotel Besse was funded without any outside assistance, and it opened on June 14, 1927, intending to “stand as a monument to the civic pride of Pittsburg”. According to the Pittsburg Sun in 1925, during its construction, “an individual, apparently attempting to measure into the sky the height of the new structure, said yesterday as he gazed skyward: ‘Gosh, a feller is liable to sunburn his tonsils trying’ to see the top o’ that place when they get it done.'”

In addition to the grand ballroom, private dining rooms, and hotel rooms, commercial tenants on the ground floor over the years included a coffee shop, cigar stand, beauty shop, a radio station, and various offices, including the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce.

The Besse Hotel closed to visitors in 1979, and was renamed the Besse Apartments in 1980. By 2006, few tenants remained and after three arson fires, the remaining tenants were ordered to vacate the building. The Besse Hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, and is once again undergoing renovations for future use.

Hotel Stilwell

707 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-704-3388
facebook.com/HotelStilwellKS/

From the times of horse and buggy to cell phones and the information age, the world around the Stilwell has changed significantly. Since 1890 she has stood the test of time and the elements.

When the Stilwell was founded Idaho and Wyoming were yet to be admitted as the 43rd and 44th states; (3 July, 10 July 1890). Our nation was growing and through the years the Stilwell changed too. Servicemen leaving for war, and returning home stayed here through the years, and the Stilwell has played a role in Kansas as well as American History. Find out more at http://www.hotelstilwellkansas.org

The historic Timmons Ballroom inside the Hotel Stilwell features 2,500 square feet of meeting space with a capacity of 120 for dining or 180 for a meeting. The Timmons Ballroom has tables, chairs, serving accessories, catering kitchen and is ADA accessible.

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The Hotel Stilwell’s history runs back to 1889, when a board of trade sought funds to build a high-class, metropolitan hotel to rival those in Chicago and St. Louis. Funds for the hotel came together through the work of railroad tycoon Arthur E. Stilwell, who agreed to sell bonds in the amount of $75,000 and secure interest from his associates in the east. For securing the funding, Stilwell was honored with the dedication of the hotel in his name.

In its early days, the Hotel Stilwell expressed the energy and strength of the growing town. Industrial and mining operations were rapidly expanding around Pittsburg, and the new hotel promised widespread attention. Documents from the Kansas State Historical Society explained that the Stilwell was “the first [hotel] with sophistication and style, the first that could be pointed to with pride by visitors and residents alike. It was the center of social activity for many generations of Pittsburg citizens.”

As the founders had hoped, the Hotel Stilwell soon received statewide attention. Responding to a miner’s strike in December of 1919, Governor Henry Allen temporarily moved his office and living quarters to the hotel for closer access to miner’s union officials. Other visitors to the hotel included women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and famed lawyer Clarence Darrow, who visited the hotel while concluding the Scopes Monkey Trial. The trial’s final verdict was so recent, Darrow held a press conference at the hotel during his 1925 visit to answer questions from reporters.

Hotel Stilwell Notable Visitors

If any part of the hotel has seen more notable visitors, it has to be the second-floor balcony. Sitting just above the grand arched entrance, the balcony was the site of President Theodore Roosevelt’s speech during a tour of Kansas in July of 1900. Roosevelt’s speeches during this tour tended to focus on praising Kansas troops and prosperity in the Midwest, although a long speech in Emporia turned political, with the president discussing the Philippine war for independence from under U.S. control. Roosevelt exclaimed his opinion in the speech: “Our flag is up in the Philippines and it shall never be hauled down.”

After World War II, the Stilwell began to see more permanent visitors on limited incomes instead of overnight visitors. The hotel was closed in 1975 as its condition deteriorated, and subsequent owners began to renovate the building for future use. Dr. and Mrs. Wilson Rigler purchased the building in 1979 and on April 30, 1980 the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hotel Stilwell Today

Stilwell Heritage and Educational Foundation director Laura Carlson and local author Kathleen DeGrave, whose 2010 book “The Hotel Stilwell: A Tale of Mortar, Money and Memories” say this period in the hotel’s life lasted until the 1990s, when building permits were issued to renovate the building into 44 apartments. “There were some doubters and croakers in 1890 when Arthur Stilwell built the hotel, and there were doubters and croakers in 1992,” Carlson said.

Despite all doubt, the project was successful in saving the hotel, which is finding new life as an apartment complex with a uniquely rich background. In addition, the Stilwell’s Timmons Ballroom still hosts wedding receptions and banquets.

Anyone interested in reserving the ballroom can contact the hotel for information.

Harry's Cafe

412 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 232-2125

Known in the area for offering the best breakfast & lunch meals. Located in the middle of downtown Pittsburg, Harry’s Cafe has a reputation for serving some of the best pie in Southeast Kansas.

Built in 1897, the building has served as a furniture store, drugstore, and various restaurants, including from 1923-1944, and as Harry’s Cafe since 1961.

Frisco Event Center

210 E 4th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 249-3491
facebook.com/Friscoevent/

Of six depots built by Frisco Freight in Pittsburg, Kansas, only one remains. A depot has been on the 210 East 4th Street site since 1876, and after decades of barely being used, it has been restored and is now the Frisco Event Center. The current building was built in 1902; and, after a fire, the brick portion on the east end was built in 1917. The facility has a capacity of 200 to 220 people with tables.

Frisco Event Center

210 E 4th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 249-3491
facebook.com/Friscoevent/

Of six depots built by Frisco Freight in Pittsburg, Kansas, only one remains. A depot has been on the 210 East 4th Street site since 1876, and after decades of barely being used, it has been restored and is now the Frisco Event Center. The current building was built in 1902; and, after a fire, the brick portion on the east end was built in 1917. The facility has a capacity of 200 to 220 people with tables.

Downtown Pittsburg Artwalk Mural

501 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Pittsburg ArtWalk commissioned 6 Artists to complete a mural on the side of the 501 N Broadway building. Each artist had their own space on the wall to complete with the vague theme of “Your Downtown”. As with all art, it is open to interpretation by the viewer and the creator.

ArtWalk obtained a grant from the SEK ArtFest to help complete the 2nd phase of the mural, above the 6 spaces.

Many, many long hours went into the project. Artists even traveled from Omaha, NE to work on their portion.

We hope there is something for everyone in this project. Whether you call it “street art”, “fine art” or “mural” we hope you find joy in the vibrancy it brings to the heart of Downtown Pittsburg, KS

Thank you to the following artists, organizers and Sponsors:

ARTISTS:
Elizabeth Cosby
Camillia Fearmonti
Jenna Spencer
Bryan Lewandowski
Holly Kranker
Kelci Cooper
Amanda Smardo
Heather L Horton (assisted)

Organizers:
Roger Horton
Heather Horton
John Kutz
Kris Hartley
Kelci Cooper

Sponsorship:
CDL Electric
3M
TJ Lelands
JS Kutz Rentals & Construction
SEK Art Fest
Pittsburg ArtWalk

Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau

117 E 4th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-1212
visitcrawfordcounty.com

Professional services to help organize & execute conventions, conferences & athletic events; &, advisory services for family gatherings & corporate functions.

The Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau is your official guide for things to do, where to eat, where to stay, and how to make the most of your trip to Crawford County, Kansas. Our full-service bureau offers a variety of professional services to help you organize and execute conferences, conventions, meetings, and athletic event; and, offers advisory services to family gatherings and corporate functions.

We also offer advisory services to family gatherings and corporate functions.

Call 1-800-879-1112 or (620) 231-1212.

We’re here for you.

Crawford County CVB Services:

Preparing competitive bids complete with competitive rates from hotels, meeting facilities and caterers.
Offering competitive bid fees to secure your event in Crawford County.
Arranging site visit and FAM (familiarization) tour prior to the conference.
Assisting with conference planning including theme, logo design, events and entertainment.
Securing local dignitaries to present an official welcome.
Assisting with conference registration and pre-conference information distribution.
Assisting with name tags or name badges.
Providing welcome bags complete with information, maps and goodies to all participants.
Assisting with securing any catering needs.
On-site conference assistance and on-site information booth.
Gift baskets for conference VIP’s.
Event promotion to over 100 media outlets within 100 miles of Pittsburg and Crawford County including press releases, calendar of event listings and newspaper listings.
Assistance with planning and securing entertainment/social options during your event.
Assistance with securing transportation options during your event.

Coal Miner Sculpture

200 N Walnut St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-8310

A tribute to those who settled Crawford County. Includes a pavilion and the Miner Memorial, a larger-than-life bronze statute of a miner accompanied by granite monuments inscribed with the names of miners who worked in the Pittsburg-Weir coalfields.

The purpose of Miners’ Memorial is to honor the work and lives of the coal miners in the Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field. Construction of the Miners’ Memorial has been accomplished with local and regional funding.

The Memorial features a larger-than-life-size bronze statue of an era miner. There are nine black polished monuments flowing in an arc to the right of the statue. The first stone is an interpretive marker on the south side, and accompanied on the north side with the map of the Weir-Pittsburg Coal Field. The remaining eight monuments contain the names of miners who have been submitted by their families and friends. A star beside their name indicates that the miner died as a result of working in the mines.

Across the street from Immigrant Park.

Colonial Fox Theatre

407 N Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-0622
colonialfox.org

Experience the magic of this historic treasure and see firsthand restoration efforts of a classic movie palace! Concert dates & Tour requests available online.

Built in 1919, the Colonial Fox Theatre is nominated for its association with Pittsburg’s entertainment history and for its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture. Between the two world wars, the Colonial Theatre, as it was called before the 1950s, was one of several theaters that anchored downtown entertainment and nightlife in southeast Kansas’ largest city.