News Releases

7/29/2014 - Lost Kansas Communities- First Thursday Program

Program Information: Nona Miller, Curator of Education
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)

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

Event Title: Lost Kansas Communities, a First Thursday Program
Date: August 7, 2014
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

Kansas has nearly 9,000 disappeared towns and communities, caused by its unusual and spectacularly fast settlement history. The variety of town types is as striking as the stories they left behind. Join M. J. Morgan as she shares some of the histories of failure and of persistence against the odds. The challenges of researching lost communities will also be discussed. M. J. is a Kansas historian and research director at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University.

This free presentation is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council, with additional funding provided by the Lewis H. Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee. Don't miss Lost Kansas Communities at the Smoky Hill Museum Thursday, August 7, from 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.