News Releases

3/24/2015 - Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out

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: Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out- A First Thursday Presentation
Date:April 2, 2015
Time:5:30-6:30 pm
Location:Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401

Join author Jim Gray for an exciting story of cowboys, cattle, and the steak on your plate at the Smoky Hill Museum’s First Thursday program, April 2 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Jim will also share about how Ellsworth and Salina fit into the cattle drive in his talk Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out.

It took stamina and determination to be a cowboy during the early days of ranching and trail driving. A drover might deal with lightning, hail, tornadoes, stampedes, floods and more, to get his wild cattle to market.

Jim is the executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame, a promoter of cowboy heritage in Kansas and the author of Desperate Seed: Ellsworth, Kansas on the Violent Frontier.

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.