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4/28/2017 - Coronado Heights: Myth, Oral Tradition and a Personal Connection, a First Thursday Presentation

Contact:
Program Information: Nona Miller, Curator of Education
(785) 309-5776 (day)
nona.miller@salina.org

General Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
(785) 309-5776 (day)
(785) 825-6306 (evening)
susan.hawksworth@salina.org

Web:
www.smokyhillmuseum.org

 

Coronado Heights

 

Event Title:        Coronado Heights: Myth, Oral Tradition and a Personal Connection, a First Thursday Presentation

Date:                      May 4, 2017

Time:                     5:30-6:30

Location:                Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401

Admission:              Free

 

Coronado Heights is one of the best known landmarks in this area. It’s on state road maps, tourist brochures and online travel publications. It’s near where Francisco Vásquez de Coronado gave up his search for cities of gold and turned around to return to Mexico. Or is it?

Join Dr. Tim Weston as he discusses the Coronado Expedition of 1540-1542, the archeological evidence for its presence in Kansas, and its connections to Coronado Heights. He’ll also share about the social and economic impact of the WPA project on local families. Tim Weston is the Historic Preservation Office archeologist for the Kansas Historical Society. This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum, on Thursday, May 4, 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.