Welcome to the Smoky Hill Museum

Each time you visit the Smoky Hill Museum, a new story inspires you. Family and kid-friendly interactives, changing exhibits, and fun family activities are among the Museum's highlights - all free of charge. The Museum Store offers Kansas cards, wheat weaving, specialty-food items, toys and more.

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Special thanks go to our exhibit and case sponsors. The Museum is able to continue its strong exhibits and educational programming through their generosity. Interested in sponsoring an exhibit? Contact Kay Quinn at kay.quinn@salina.org.

New Museum Sponsors: Zimmerman Family Foundation and Jeff and Sherry Denton

Community partnerships that strengthen the Museum’s educational impact continue to unfold. Joining as newer sponsors are the Zimmerman Family Foundation and Jeff and Sherry Denton.

In addition to running Salina Supply Company, one of the state’s largest suppliers of plumbing, HVAC, water works and sewer pump equipment, founded in 1919, John Zimmerman and children Dave, Ann, Mark and Jeff find joy in giving to many charitable causes and projects. As the sponsor of the recent Central Gallery exhibit “Spark!” the Zimmermans hope to inspire learners of all ages while honoring their late wife and mother Patsy, who volunteered at the Museum for many years.

From hiring on as a new pharmacist in October 1968 to serving as an active partner 46 years later, Jeff Denton of B&K Prescription Shop loves his work and helping others appreciate the history of Salina. As he and Sherry sponsor the “Growing A Community” platform that highlights Salina’s public and private services, Denton remembers moving in 1978 from the B&K Apothecary Shop at 600 S. Santa Fe to its current building at 601 E. Iron Avenue as it combined with B & K Prescription Shop, previously at 110 S. Seventh, as part of Salina’s evolving downtown story.

Among sponsorship opportunities available are those featuring pioneer settlers, the mercantile and home life. Such a venture is easy for a family, foundation, civic group or church to do. Contact Kay at 785-309-5776 or at kay.quinn@salina.org to see how you can play an active role in the Museum’s future.