Smoky Hill Museum Presents William Phillips: Founder, Fighter, Friend

Col. William Phillips

SALINA – Join Dr. Merle “Boo” Hodges, area physician and historian, as he puts the focus on William Phillips, a fascinating man. From a man of letters to a man of action, Phillips lived it all. One of Salina’s town founders, Phillips was also a journalist, the commanding officer of the Third Indian Brigade during the Civil War and a US representative. As if that weren’t enough, he also successfully sued the U.S. government on behalf of Native Americans.

This free presentation is offered at the Smoky Hill Museum, on Thursday, February 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

  • Event Title: William Phillips: Founder, Fighter, Friend, a First Thursday Presentation
  • Date: February 1, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron
  • Admission: Free
Updated: January 27, 2018 — 1:59 am

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