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Conversation About Faith, Race, and Ethnicity
7:00pm MST
Jan
17
Sun
Conversation About Faith, Race, and Ethnicity
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Lecture
On Sunday, January 17 at 7 p.m. Adrian Miller, Executive Director of Colorado Council of Churches, will moderate an online panel conversation “Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity – Of the Spirit” …
Virtual Class: Indigenous Futurism with Renata Burchfield
6:30pm MST
Jan
19
Tue
Virtual Class: Indigenous Futurism with Renata Burchfield
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Workshop
Film
Visual Arts
Writing
Literature
When you think of Native Americans, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Did you think of something modern or historical? Did you imagine Natives in space? Did you imagine Natives time travelli…
Tumult and Transfer of Power: A State Historian’s Council Roundtable
7:00pm MST
Jan
19
Tue
Tumult and Transfer of Power: A State Historian’s Council Roundtable
Tickets
Lecture
Gain historical insight on the volatile events surrounding the transfer of presidential power, the assault on the nation’s Capitol, and our unprecedented political moment from the members of Colorado’…
InSights & InPerson: How-To Research with History Colorado
12:00pm MST
Jan
21
Thu
InSights & InPerson: How-To Research with History Colorado
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Curatorial Services & Collections Access
History Colorado’s collection includes a wealth of materials for those interested in Colorado history and beyond. Join our Stephen H. Hart Research Center staff in exploring how to access History Colo…
Join Up! Horse Histories at the National Western Stock Show
6:00pm MST
Jan
21
Thu
Join Up! Horse Histories at the National Western Stock Show
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Lecture
Curatorial Services & Collections Access
Join up with History Colorado as we partner with the National Western Stock Show to explore the history of equine-specific milestones and unforgettable moments at the Stock Show. From the first offic…
Derek Everett: Carving Up a Continent: State Boundaries in the American West
6:00pm MST
Jan
21
Thu
Derek Everett: Carving Up a Continent: State Boundaries in the American West
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Lecture
The United States spent much of the nineteenth century dividing the West into states by drawing lines through landscapes and cultures to create a framework of control. The Colorado-New Mexico boundary…
Members-Only Preview: Apron Chronicles
10:00am MST
Jan
22
Fri
Members-Only Preview: Apron Chronicles
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Exhibit
Tour
Join us for a special preview of our newest exhibition, Apron Chronicles. Come explore the themes of hope, connection, survival, achievement, regret, and liberation, as told from the healing perspecti…
Members-Only Virtual Preview: Apron Chronicles
1:00pm MST
Jan
22
Fri
Members-Only Virtual Preview: Apron Chronicles
Exhibit
Join us for a special virtual preview of our newest exhibition, Apron Chronicles. Come explore the themes of hope, connection, survival, achievement, regret, and liberation, as told from the healing p…
InSights & InPerson / Connections: Queer City of the Plains with Brendan Picker-Mahoney
6:00pm MST
Jan
26
Tue
InSights & InPerson / Connections: Queer City of the Plains with Brendan Picker-Mahoney
Tickets
Curatorial Services & Collections Access
Audience participation
Please join us for the kick-off event for the 2021 InSights & InPerson / Connections series featuring Brendan Picker-Mahoney, Public Art Program Administrator for Denver Arts & Venues. This program wi…
Virtual Class: Indigenous Futurism with Renata Burchfield
6:30pm MST
Jan
26
Tue
Virtual Class: Indigenous Futurism with Renata Burchfield
Tickets
Workshop
Film
Visual Arts
Writing
Literature
When you think of Native Americans, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Did you think of something modern or historical? Did you imagine Natives in space? Did you imagine Natives time travelli…
Response(Art)ability and Leadership in Continued Times of Injustice
1:00pm MST
Jan
27
Wed
Response(Art)ability and Leadership in Continued Times of Injustice
Tickets
Response(Art)ability and Leadership in Continued Times of Injustice January 27th, 2021 | 1pm-3pm MT | Free We are thrilled to partner with the Latino Cultural Arts Center and invite you to join us i…
Five Points Memory Project
1:00pm MST
Jan
30
Sat
Five Points Memory Project
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Workshop
Music
Audience participation
Oral History
Your memories of living, working, and growing up in Five Points are very important to the history of Denver and the history of Colorado. Please help us to preserve the memories and stories of your com…
Virtual Class: Indigenous Futurism with Renata Burchfield
6:30pm MST
Feb
2
Tue
Virtual Class: Indigenous Futurism with Renata Burchfield
Tickets
Workshop
Film
Visual Arts
Writing
Literature
When you think of Native Americans, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Did you think of something modern or historical? Did you imagine Natives in space? Did you imagine Natives time travelli…
House Museum Book Club
12:30pm MST
Feb
7
Sun
House Museum Book Club
Tickets
Book Club
Meetings
Join the Center for Colorado Women's History and the Molly Brown House Museum online for a collaborative book club hosted by two treasured Denver house museums. We chose six titles to read and discus…
2021 Stephen H. Hart Awards
10:00am MST
Feb
9
Tue
2021 Stephen H. Hart Awards
Tickets
Historic Preservation
History Colorado's annual event to recognize and celebrate outstanding archaeology and historic preservation projects from across Colorado. This year the event will be held virtually and will be recor…
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Jan
16
The 1950s Part 2: Beyond the American Dream exhibit
By Smoky Hill Museum

 

When the Smoky Hill Museum reopens to the public on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, visitors will be able to see the new exhibit The 1950s Part 2: Beyond the American Dream.  Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

The 1950s Part 2: Beyond the American Dream looks at the vein of fear that was creeping into the minds of Americans. This might seem a bit extreme, yet in the 1950s this was a reality. In fact, on March 17, 1954, President Eisenhower addressed this very notion in what became known as his “Multiplicity of Fears Speech.” So what was there to fear? Well, there was McCarthyism, anxiety over nuclear weapons, the Korean War, polio and shocking events of racism. The 1950s was a whole lot more than tail fins, bobby-socks and blue suede shoes. Sure, these fun aspects provided a needed distraction at the time, but they can also form a cloud of nostalgia over the darker events of the decade.

 

 

 

There are some hands-on features of this exhibit as well, such as a fallout shelter based on plans from the 1950s; a kiosk featuring important court cases of the decade; an electronic football game, and the Daytona Speedway.

 

Museum staff are taking heightened precautions for visitor safety. The galleries, including hands-on items, have been treated with Prevent X, a long-lasting antimicrobial that provides continuous surface protection in between regular cleaning and disinfecting. In addition to the daily cleaning and disinfecting, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer are also stationed throughout the galleries for visitor use.

 

Museum visitors will need to be aware of the following changes:

 

·         Masks are required to be worn at all times in the Museum.

 

·         Visitors must follow social distancing rules and keep six feet between their group and other visitors, staff and volunteers.

 

·         It is also requested that children remain with their party at all times and be fully supervised.

 

A full list of safety measures and protocols is available at smokyhillmuseum.org.

 

Special thanks to the exhibit sponsors – The Cozy Inn, John & Debbie Divine, and Ken & Susie Guest – who helped make this exhibit possible.

 

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. The FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 11-4 and Saturday 10-4. Stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.

 

 

Date
January 16
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm (CST)
Location
Smoky Hill Museum
211 West Iron Avenue
Salina, Kansas United States
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