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5/1/2015 - First Thursday Art Program-The Last Farm Movement

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


The Last Farm Movement:
A First Thursday Presentation
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location:  Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Free

Join Andy Wilkinson and Greg Stephens as they discuss the people, the tractorcade of the late 70s and the impact of the American Ag Movement. This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Led by farmers, this important movement sought to improve the farmer’s lot. Mr. Stephens will offer an overview of the five major farm movements in Kansas. Then, Mr. Wilkinson will share the oral histories and stories he’s gathered during his research and interviews.

Andy Wilkinson is an oral historian and an artist in residence with Southwest Collections Library at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. He is also on the board of Ogallala Commons, has released numerous CDs, and is a published author. Greg Stephens is an associate professor at K-State Salina and has received a Big-12 Fellowship to research the impact stories have had on the five general farm organizations and their leaders.

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.

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