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1/28/2014 - What did they eat on the Santa Fe Trail?

Program Information: Nona Miller
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)

General Museum Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day) 785.825.6306 (evening)


What did they eat on the Santa Fe Trail?

Event Title: Beans, Buffalo, Bacon, Birds, Berries &
Biscuits, A First Thursday Presentation
Date: February 6, 2014
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

Join author Leo Oliva for a free presentation about the Santa Fe Trail at the Smoky Hill Museum’s First Thursday program, February 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Traders, freighters and soldiers galore traveled the Santa Fe Trail as it crossed Kansas from Missouri to New Mexico. From 1821 until 1880, this trail of commerce and conquest passed just south of Salina. Whatever their differences, all those who walked or rode the trail had one thing in common - they had to eat. Using the words of the men and women who were there, Leo Oliva will talk about food on the trail. He will share about the foods eaten, the preparation and the whole dining experience. Oliva is an author, editor, founding member of the Santa Fe Trail and the Smoky Hill Trail Associations, historian, first person interpreter, frequent lecturer and current manager of the Cheyenne and Sioux village site in Ness County.
Thursday, February 6, 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 12-5, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. 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.