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2/4/2020 - Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills, a First Thursday Presentation

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills


Event Title:     Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills, a First Thursday Presentation

Date:                      February 6, 2020        

Time:                     5:30-6:30 pm

Location:                Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron Ave., Salina

Admission:              Free

Join all three authors of the newly published book, Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills, as they share amazing photos from their book. What is a petroglyph? It’s a connection to people long since gone. It’s a message we try to decipher and understand. It’s a carving in rock. They’ll discuss what’s known about the petroglyps and what the carvings can tell us about the early people of Kansas.

Rex Buchanan is director emeritus of the KS Geological Survey, an editor, author and presenter. Burke Griggs is a fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, associate professor, author and scholar. Josh Svaty is a fifth generation farmer, former KS secretary of agriculture and is actively engaged in natural resource issues. All three will be happy to sign copies of their book after the presentation.

The Smoky Hill Museum hosts this free presentation on Thursday, February 6, 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 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 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.