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11/1/2019 - Tank Tops, Torpedoes & Tire Smoke: Car Design of the 1950s, a First Thursday Presentation

The Smoky Hill Museum hosts the free presentation, Tank Tops, Torpedoes & Tire Smoke: Car Design in the 1950s, on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Join Ed Barr as he discusses the 1950s, a rich decade of change for cars. From headlights to fins, you'll learn about the breakthroughs and breakdowns as well as the stories and people behind them. Ed Barr is the associate professor of automotive restoration technology at McPherson College, an author and a sought after speaker.

To accommodate a larger crowd, the presentation will be held at the First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 122 N. Eighth Street, just across the street from the 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 11-5 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 (785) 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.