Kansas Sampler Foundation Calendar - September, 2018

978 Arapaho Rd
Inman, KS 67546
Phone: 620-585-2374


Corey Smith Live at The Hat The Hat
Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the records. In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,” which was released on Sugar Hill Records. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.

Etzanoa: Uncovering the Great Settlement, a First Thursday Presentation Across the street at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
For centuries it lay buried beneath the Kansas soil, holding its secrets and waiting. It waits no more. Join Dr. Donald Blakeslee as he discusses this exciting archeological discovery. Spaniards called it the Great Settlement, while a native name for the town was Etzanoa. This ancient settlement in southern Kansas was home to more than 20,000 ancestral Wichita Native American people. Blakeslee will share why he decided to look for this city and how he gathered and deciphered clues. What’s been found and learned at this site is changing the way scientists understand Pre-Colonial Native American society in the Kansas – Oklahoma area. Blakeslee willl also share information about the initial dig and what they’ve found so far, as he works to uncover one of the largest Native American cities in North America. Blakeslee is an author and professor of archeology at Wichita State University. This free presentation is hosted by the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, September 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. To accommodate a larger crowd the presentation at the First United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, 122 N Eighth, just across Iron Ave from the Museum.

Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair Smoky Hill Museum, 8th and Iron
One-day festival of fun. Celebrate the history and heritage of the Smoky Hills region with a downtown parade, demonstrators, entertainment, food and special activities for kids of all ages. Admission Free. This year’s parade theme is Notorious & Notable Characters of Kansas to go along with the exhibit, Notorious, that will be up at in September. For more information contact museum@salina.org.