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10/20/2014 - Poinsettia & Wreath Sale Benefits Museum

Program Information: Kay Quinn, Development Coordinator
Phone: 785.309.5770

General Museum Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day) 785.825.6306 (evening)

Poinsettia & Wreath Sale Benefits Museum

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to think about the 23rd Annual Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum’s Poinsettia Sale and the holiday cheer it brings to many. The most beautiful, nursery-quality poinsettias available in the area, they are guaranteed to brighten any décor and reduce holiday stress. Also available for pre-order are the fresh, long-lasting greenery wreaths by BEL Tree Farm, starting at $20 for a 22-inch wreath.

Score big holiday points with family and friends by giving these gorgeous, locally grown poinsettias as a holiday, housewarming or “just thanks” gift. The lush, 15 to 18-inch small plants are $14 each. The luxurious, 24-inch medium plants are $29. Both options are multi-stem florals with bright blooms available in red, pink, white or burgundy. Also available is the stunning 36-inch large poinsettia, available only in traditional Christmas red, for $40.

Order 30 or more plants for home, office, church or civic use and take $2 off per plant. Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum members receive an additional $1 per plant or wreath discount. Pick up your plants and wreaths at the Museum on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., just in time to kick-off the holiday season. Delivery to your home, office, church or charitable recipient is just $15 per order in the Salina metro area.

Your support of the Smoky Hill Museum through the holiday Poinsettia program directly supports many educational programs and events for thousands of area children and families. Since the holiday season is almost here, it’s not too early to order your poinsettias or wreaths today. The last day to order is Saturday, November 15, but some sizes or shades may sell out early. To order, please call 785-309-5776 or visit to order online.

When picking up your plants in early December, be sure to browse through the Museum Store for creative holiday gift ideas. From gourmet Kansas food products to local artwork to stunning wheat weaving, the Museum Store has something for everyone. You can even create a custom gift basket for loved ones far and near who may treasure a Kansas reminder.

Proceeds from Friends fundraising and from the Museum Store support the services, programs and events of the Smoky Hill Museum.
The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5.