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1/26/2018 - William Phillips: Founder, Fighter, Friend, a First Thursday Presentation

Program Information:
Nona Miller, Curator of Education
(785) 309-5776 (day)

General Information:
Susan Hawksworth, Director
(785) 309-5776 (day) or (785) 825-6306 (evening)

William Phillips: Founder, Fighter, Friend

Event Title:         William Phillips: Founder, Fighter, Friend,
                            a First Thursday Presentation
Date:                   February 1, 2018
Time:                   5:30-6:30 pm
Location:             Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission:          Free

Join Dr. Merle "Boo" Hodges, area physician and historian, as he puts the focus on William Phillips, a fascinating man. From a man of letters to a man of action, Phillips lived it all. One of Salina's town founders, Phillips was also a journalist, the commanding officer of the Third Indian Brigade during the Civil War and a U.S. Representative. As if that weren't enough, he also successfully sued the U.S. Government on behalf of Native Americans.

This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum, on Thursday, February 1, 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 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.