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8/28/2015 - Uncovering the Stories of Our Homesteader Relatives


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

Uncovering the Stories of Our Homesteader Relatives

Homesteaders are often viewed as noble, individualistic and determined. The truth is, they were just like us; some courageous, some not so much. Tom Fleming will discuss useful ways to research your pioneer past, revealing the human side of the homesteader experience. He’ll share stories from his book, Prairie Tapestry, and tell how to discover your own pioneer past.  Tom Fleming has taught cultural geography, and written and presented about the North Central Kansas homesteader era. Fleming will be on hand after the presentation to sign copies of his book.
This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, September 3 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
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. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.
For needed accommodations, please call Nona Miller at 309-5776 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least 5 working days prior to the event.