Smoky Hill Museum

 211 W Iron Avenue
Salina, Kansas 67401
(785) 826-7414

Open:  Tue-Fri: 12 - 5PM
Sat: 10AM - 5PM    Sun: 1 - 5PM
free -  donations encouraged

Smoky Hill Museum - Salina, Kansas

Smoky Hill Museum
The Smoky Hill Museum is housed in a former 1938 art deco post office.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a small, high quality historical museum in Salina, Kansas. It does a superior job of telling some of the stories of Salina's businesses and past. Smoky Hill Museum isn't your typical local Historical Museum with random collections of objects that have more information about the person that donated them, then about the artifact and its context. The Crossroads of the Heartland tells Salina’s history by interweaving the sotry with experiences, tales, graphics, and artifacts.

Only a small portion of the Smoky Hill Museum's collection of over 20,000 artifacts from the 1800s to the present day are on display. There is a museum gift shop with a good selection of books about Kansas.

Most visitors to the Smoky Hill Museum will be satisfied with a one hour visit.


 

X-Mill, working miniature flour mill
X-Mill, working miniature flour mill.


The "Glory Girls" traveled Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and
Missouri distributing samples of Glory Cereal door to door.


Broom making bench of the type used at the Anderson Brothers Broom factory
in the early 1880s. The factory was sold in 1949 and continued to manufacture
brooms for many years.


 


One Keeper's Place is a children's hands-on gallery

Smoky Hill Museum Gift Shop
Museum Gift Shop

Smoky Hill Museum Map
Smoky Hill Museum Map

Smoky Hill Museum website
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