News Releases

3/29/2016 - Schilling Air Force Base Closure: + 50, a First Thursday Presentation

 
General Museum Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day) 785.825.6306 (evening)
E-mail:
susan.hawksworth@salina.org

Schilling Air Force Base Closure: + 50, a First Thursday Presentation
 
Event Title:    Schilling Air Force Base Closure: + 50, a First Thursday Presentation
Date:                   April 7, 2016
Time:                  5:30-6:30 pm
Location:              Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission:            Free

Schilling Air Force Base was an important part of Salina, and when it closed in 1965, the community faced an uncertain future. Join Tim Rogers, Executive Director of the Salina Airport Authority, as he explores the events surrounding the closure of Schilling Air Force Base and how housing was used for waiting wives. He’ll also discuss the economic impact of Schilling Air Force Base in 1965 and the Salina Regional Airport and Industrial Center 50 years later.
This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, April 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 12-6 and Saturday 10-5. 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.