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“Heavy” Johnson Mural Dedication & Special Presentation

February 28 @ 5:30 pm

Mural Ribbon-cutting & Special Presentation Invitation

Join us as we honor our history and those who keep it alive!

Celebrate the legacy of Oscar “Heavy” Johnson, a 1920s Negro Leagues legend and proud son of Atchison, through the newest mural by local artist Vaughn Schultz. This event is a tribute to “Heavy” Johnson’s inspiring journey and Schultz’s commitment to sharing our community’s stories through art.

Special Guests: Phil Dixon from the KC Monarchs and Atchison United and Atchison Art Association members will join us for the Ribbon-Cutting, honoring both the art and the history it represents.

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Location: Kex Rx, 807 Main St, Atchison, Kansas (drive-thru side)

Vaughn Schultz, renowned for his Jesse Stone and Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe murals, once again captures the essence of Atchison’s rich heritage. This mural is more than art—it symbolizes our collective spirit and the powerful bond between art and community.

Following the Ribbon-cutting: An Evening with Phil Dixon

Atchison United is thrilled to host Phil Dixon for an engaging presentation and discussion on “The Kansas City Monarchs and America’s National Pastime.”

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Location: Atchison Board of Education Office Community Room, 626 Commercial, Atchison, KS

This free community program offers an in-depth look at the KC Monarchs’ significant role in baseball history and its ties to our national pastime. Thanks to Humanities Kansas, this event is open to all. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delve into baseball history with one of the sport’s most knowledgeable historians.

We look forward to welcoming you to both events as we celebrate art, history, and community together!


February 28
5:30 pm
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Kex Rx Pharmacy
807 Main St.
Atchison, 66002 United States
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