Events/News

Fort Harker: Gateway Post to the Frontier

We are beyond excited to announce that "Fort Harker: Gateway Post to the Frontier" will be shown on Smoky Hills Public Television here in Kansas in August! Smoky Hills covers two-thirds of the state of Kansas. We appreciate the great folks at Smoky Hills PBS for airing this documentary on the history of Fort Harker and the great state of Kansas! Broadcast dates and times: Thursday, August 6 at 7pm CDT and Sunday, August 9 at 1pm CDT. They will air it occasionally for the next few months as well.

Archive Preservation Project

The Museum is in the process of digitalizing all of our pictures. The following grants made this project possible; Dane G. Hansen Foundation for a new computer and Past Perfect software, Humanities Kansas for supplies and software trainer, and Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation for Archive Room shelving and supplies. A big thank you to the Foundations and Cynthia Edgerle who has volunteered to supervise this important project! 

Volunteers have signed up to scan the pictures and info! To date have scanned more than 500 pictures.  A big thank you to the volunteers we have! We couldn't do it without you!  More volunteers are needed to help with this project. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact the Museum. 785-472-3059

Thank you to Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation!

Fall recipients of Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation grants were announced, and we are honored and excited to announce that we were awarded a grant.  Thank you to Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation for supporting our project. 
The grant we received will be designated for shelving in our Archive room and supplies for the new Photo Preservation Project!  

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