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1/29/2016 - Robert Caldwell- First Thursday Presentation

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

Event Title: Robert Caldwell: A First Thursday Presentation
Date: February 4, 2016
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

Robert Caldwell was the first African-American teacher in a Salina integrated school, the first school teacher elected Mayor of Salina, and the first African-American elected Mayor of Salina.
Join Marie Johnson as she discusses this man of firsts, from Salina to the Kansas State Legislature and from politics to his personal impact. Johnson is a graduate of Bethany College and has done extensive research on Caldwell.
This free presentation is offered on Thursday, February 4 from 5:30-6:30 pm at 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 and Saturday 10-5. 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.