Smithsonian Special Events

(Events are all free and held at Miners Hall Museum, 701 S. Broadway, Franklin, Ks. 66735 unless otherwise noted)

  • May 17 (Friday) 7 pm:   Program “The Way We Worked in Kansas” presented by Vigil Dean.  Why and how work has changed  over the past 150 years.      Program held at Arma City Library, 508 E. Washington, Arma, Ks. 66712.  (Program courtesy of Kansas Humanities Council)
  • May 26 (Sunday) 2pm -  4 pm:  Celebration of SE Ks. Polka Music by Johnnie Zibert Band. Event held at Franklin Community Park Pavillion (one block north of Miners Hall Museum), 502 S. Broadway (business 69 Highway), Franklin, Ks. 66735.  Postponed in case of rain.
  • June 2 (Sunday)  2 pm:   Bucket Lists & Looking Back: What Was Worth the Work? presented by Karen Roth Ridder, Topeka, Ks.   (Program courtesy of Kansas Humanities Council)
  • June 8 (Saturday) 9am-4pm:  (Cruise in)  Car Show  (Rollin’ Nostalgia Car Club) https://sites.google.com/site/rollinnostalgia/
  • June 8 (Saturday) 2 pm:  Kansas Takes the Checkered Flag in American Racing, presented by Sara Jane Richter (Program courtesy of Kansas Humanities Council)
  •  June 21 (Friday)   7-9 pm:   A celebration of America – Performance by Steve Mramor & Friends
  • June 22 (Saturday)  7-9 pm:  A celebration of America – Performance by Steve Mramor & Friends
  • June 23 (Sunday):  Smithsonian Farewell – Closing Day at the Museum

Daily demonstrations of working dragline and shovel.   Daily Sunday through Thursday.   Operators on site 1-3pm

Also visit “Mining Memories,” a walking tour of 24 decorated giant coal buckets in downtown Pittsburg, KS June 10- Sep 1 (sponsored by SEK Art Fest)

The
Miners Hall Museum is proud to have been selected to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit "The Way We Worked" May-June, 2013. Almost 6,000 visitors from 38 states and 5 foreign countries enjoyed this special exhibit. We are honored to have been chosen and appreciate the opportunity to showcase our own exhibits along with the Smithsonian.
"The Way We Worked" Kansas tour is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities
Council in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main
Street program. Support for "The Way We Worked" Kansas tour has been
provided by the Ross and Marianna Beach Foundation, the Western Kansas
Community Foundation, and Jostens. Support for Museum on Main Street has
been provided by the United States Congress.

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