Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine Statue & Pocket Park Dedication

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Nov 03, 2017


Kansas Health Institute

Copper statue of Dr. Samuel Crumbine with Capitol Building in background.

On November 3, 2017, the Kansas Health Institute dedicated the statue of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine and pocket park. We were joined by Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, Downtown Topeka Inc.’s Vince Frye, and Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer.

We were delighted to have descendants of Dr. Crumbine here with us for this special day, including Dennis Crumbine (great-grandson), Dave Crumbine (great, great-grandson) and his wife, Aisha Crumbine, along with their young children, Jay and Ziza Crumbine (great, great, great-grandchildren). The youngest Crumbines unveiled the statue, which was created by Kansas artists Carson and Charlie Norton. R. Alton Lee, biographer of From Snake Oil to Medicine: Pioneering Public Health, joined the festivities and hosted a book signing.

For photos of the dedication, please visit our Facebook page. Also, check out the videos of the outdoor dedication and indoor program on our YouTube page.

You are invited to drop by our park, directly across the street from the Kansas statehouse (212 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas), interact with QR codes, or snap a photo of yourself and Dr. Crumbine and share it to our Instagram (#DrCrumbine).

About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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