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.

Join us for Match Madness 2015!

Join us for Match Madness 2015!

Give a gift to the Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum and let the Greater Salina Community Foundation make it greater – at Match Madness!

Join us on March 10, 2015, from 7am to 7pm at Martinelli’s Little Italy (158 S. Santa Fe Ave.) for the fourth annual Match Madness event hosted by the Community Foundation. This one-day event is designed to generate new gifts to our endowed fund for long-term support, as well as current gifts to help us meet immediate needs.

Here is how it works:
Donors stop by Martinelli’s Little Italy that day to “fill out their bracket.” Mark your donation for the Friends of the Smoky Hill Museum . Your gift will go to our endowed fund at the Community Foundation for permanent support of the Smoky Hill Museum. The Community Foundation will provide a matching gift in the form of an outright grant back to us that we can use right away. Every new endowed donation (up to a maximum of $2,000 per organization per person) will receive a match! Donations will be matched proportionally up to 50%.

If you are unable to join us at Martinelli’s Little Italy, online donations will be matched from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm on March 10, 2015. Log on to www.gscf.org to donate online.

A $75,000 match pool is available. Additional $100 grants will be made every hour throughout the day. The three organizations that have the most donors participate in the event will receive a bonus grant of $500 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place.

It’s time to get in the game . . . . Help ensure the Smoky Hill Museum’s future at Match Madness 2015.