Dec 12, 2022

New Smoky Hill Museum exhibit to focus on major fires

Posted Dec 12, 2022 11:12 PM
Image courtesy Smoky Hill Museum
Image courtesy Smoky Hill Museum

Smoky Hill Museum

Fire: Embers of Discovery, the Smoky Hill Museum’s new exhibit, truly blazes a trail toward discovery.

In this exhibit, you will encounter major fires in our nation’s history as well as stories from Salina’s past. These fires helped shape our understanding of fire and what it takes to keep us safe from its terrible destruction.

Have you heard of the Sad Yule or the Great Chicago Fire? Do you know the fiery history of the local H.D. Lee buildings? What about the huge prairie fire that left a path of destruction in Saline County in 1982?

These stories and many more are awaiting you at the Smoky Hill Museum. Fire: Embers of Discovery opens Thursday.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum at 211 W. Iron Avenue in the heart of downtown Salina. This free museum is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.