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11/3/2017 - Salina Soldiers in WWI

Program Information:
Josh Morris, Curator of Exhibits
(785) 309-5776 (day)

General Information:
Susan Hawksworth, Director
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Salina Soldiers in WWI

Exhibit Title:        In the Trenches with Company M
Date:                     November 11, 2017 - August 2018
Location:               Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission:            Free

In honor of the sacrifice so many made in WWI, the Smoky Hill Museum presents In the Trenches with Company M opening November 11, 2017. Within this exhibit, visitors will not only gain insight about the causes and impacts of WWI, but also the Salina men that comprised the National Guard Company M. As the story unfolds, guests will track the movements of Company M; where did they train, how did they fit the structure of the military and what was their impact on the war? As visitors discover the answer to these queries, other larger questions are found; what was the lasting impact of the War, how did WWI ultimately lead to WWII, and what does the Spanish flu have to do with any of this?

Take time to explore this fascinating topic and, as always, get actively involved in history as you explore the many interactive elements created especially for this exhibit. In the Trenches with Company M will be on exhibit in the center gallery November 11 - August 2018.

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.