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9/28/2018 - Notorious Salina - The Naughty & The Nice, a First Thursday Presentation

Join John Burchill as he introduces you to some of the colorful and charismatic people who helped make Salina and the surrounding area what it is today. Meet a Salina woman who wielded an ax before Carry Nation; a prominent madam; a sheriff who ended up on the wrong side of the law; and many more. Burchill is an associate professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University, a member of the Humanities Kansas speaker's bureau, author, historian and sought-after speaker.

This free presentation is hosted by the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, October 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


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.