As part of the Sunflower Visual Arts Festival, at 3PM on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Lucas Area Community Theater, there will be a Presentation of the 2017 movie Home On the Range.

The film, which tells the story of the song, the cabin and the lawsuit that determined its origins, has attracted both well-known actors and accomplished musicians as well.

Featured in the film are the talents of Rance Howard, Buck Taylor, Darby Hinton, Skip Gorman, Mitch Holthus, Mark Mannette and many others, including several local actors. Musicians contributing to the project include the legendary rock band Kansas, Michael Martin Murphey, Jed Marum, the Sons of the Pioneers and many more.

The film was directed by Ken Spurgeon and was filmed in Smith Center, El Dorado, Topeka and Wichita, Kansas.

The film is produced by Lone Chimney Films in association with Sperra Studios.

Lone Chimney Films, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit educational film company based out of Kansas.

The film is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, The People’s Heartland Foundation, Emprise Bank, Northfield School of the Liberal Arts, Philip and Becky Elder, Jim Graf, The Logan Foundation, Jim and Bev Mershon, ITC Holdings, Russ and Ilene Briggs, Carl and Jeanette Christman, Russell and Margaret Bomhoff and the generous donations of many others.

For more information, please contact Ken Spurgeon at 316-259-4182 or

Popcorn, drinks, and other concessions will be for sale at the theater concession stand.


201 S. Main, Lucas KS 67648 US


Lucas, KS

In keeping with the Festival-featured Visual Art of Moving Images, this year we are pleased to present one of the great stories in Kansas history - how the Official Kansas State Song and classic cowboy tune Home on the Range was created.