Salina locals can look through a window into the past at the Smoky Hill Museum, a museum that aims to preserve local history and educate the people of Salina about their town's past. The museum's collection started with the first donations to the Salina County Historical Society in 1879, and since then has grown to the point of needing its own museum. The museum's collection is now at more than 24,000 pieces, arranged in a variety of exhibits so that all aspects of local history have a voice. The museum also opens its collection to researchers.
Salina Arts & Humanit
Thanks to Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, the good people of Salina never lack for exposure to the arts in any medium. The organization's mission is to build community through arts and humanities, a goal they achieve by putting on no small number of events for the people of Salina. These include capital improvement projects like putting public art installations around the city and putting on the Smoky Hill River Festival, one of the premier arts festivals in the area. The organization also puts on a number of classes for adults and children, so people can make their own art.