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Forts and Posts in Kansas During the Civil War Presentation

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The Smoky Hill Museum will host a free Zoom presentation about Forts and Posts in Kansas During the Civil War. This presentation will take place on Thursday, August 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Go to and register to receive the link.

Posts and forts of different shapes and sizes dotted the pioneer prairie landscape offering protection. During the Civil War years – the Bleeding Kansas years – many forts protected people from each other. Travel through the pages of William Pollard’s book, across Saline County and Civil War Kansas to discover these fascinating fortresses. How many were there? Where were they? What purposes did they serve and what happened to them? Also, find out how to buy signed copies of his book. Pollard, a former Kansan, earned his MS in journalism from the University of Kansas. He’s an active historian and an award-winning author.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. Starting June 1, this FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday 10-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.

For needed accommodations, please call Nona Miller at 309-5776 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least 5 working days prior to the event.