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8/28/2013 - Excavations at Fool Chief's Village, September First Thursday

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

Program Information: Nona Miller
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)

Excavations at Fool Chief's Village, September First Thursday

September 5, 2013
Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron
 Salina, KS 67401

Join Tricia Waggoner, highway archeologist for the Kansas State Historical Society, as she shares the history of the Fool Chief’s Village site, previous and current excavations, and conclusions. Fool Chief’s Village, a Kansa village, offers many insights and secrets. It was occupied between 1830 and 1844, the largest of three villages in use. Things were changing fast. Treaties were being signed, cultures were clashing and a way of life was beginning to disappear for the People of the Plains. A highway project prompted recent excavations of the village, located on the north side of Topeka.

This free presentation will be offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, September 5, 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.