News Releases

2/17/2016 - Exhibit on 1960’s Pop Culture


Program Information: Joshua Morris, Curator of Exhibits
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)
General Museum Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day) 785.825.6306 (evening)

Exhibit on 1960’s Pop Culture

The Smoky Hill Museum’s 1960’s exhibit continues with Part II examining this boisterous time in America with a focus on pop culture. Visitors will be greeted with the colorful side of American culture. Sports, entertainment, music, fashion, arts and literature are not only reflected in the times but helped to serve as a platform for individuals looking to make a statement about the world around them.
The 1960s Part II: Power to the People exhibit opens February 23. It is a visual and audio array of 1960’s icons and symbols. From toys, to music, to video clips, many visitors can relive the ‘60s and share it with the younger generations. Test your knowledge with the Culture Vulture quiz; remember love gone by with the Kissing Sounder from KOMA; and watch snippets of your some of your favorite TV shows and movies. From the Beatles to Bond, there will be a little of everything to spark everyone’s interest.
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. 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.