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9/23/2014 - Smoky Hill Museum- The Worst of Times: Life in America

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)

The Worst of Times:
Life in America During the Great Depression

Event Title: The Worst of Times: Life in America
During the Great Depression,
a First Thursday Program
Date: October 2, 2014
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

Hunger and hope; dust and desperation; programs and profiteering. Join Dr. Robert Weems, as we pull back the curtains on life in the 1930s to see how people lived, how they made money and how labor organizations fared. Dr. Weems is the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University.

This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, October 2, 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 12-6, 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.