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4/22/2014 - Struggle & Resilience: Kansas During the Great Depression

Program Information: Nona Miller
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)

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



Struggle & Resilience: Kansas During the Great Depression

Event Title: Struggle & Resilience: Kansas During the
Great Depression
Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

The Great Depression was a turning point for America as the severe financial crisis, along with, drought and dust storms plagued Kansas and other Plains states during the 1930s. Still, life went on. Join Lorraine Madway, the Curator of Special Collections and University Archivist at Wichita State University Libraries, as she discusses the responses of Kansans to the Great Depression. Centered on the WPA Writers’ Project records for Kansas and Farm Security Administration photographs, this presentation will explore Kansans resilience and determination to transform adversity into opportunity.

This free presentation will be offered at the Smoky Hill Museum, Thursday, May 1, 5:30-6:30pm.

    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.