Evening history program series resumes at museum

The Finney County Historical Museum’s Evening at the Museum series resumes tonight at 7 p.m. with a program about immigration.

Oscar Rivera of Garden City will present, “From Honduras to Kansas”, explaining his story of immigration to the U.S. at the museum, 403 S. Fourth St.

The Evening at the Museum series includes programs at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. The evening series also includes beverages and dessert, and those who attend may bring their own dinner, if desired. Evening programs are sponsored by the Southern Council of the AT&T Pioneers.

Admission is free and access for the programs is through the north entrance.

Future evening programs include:

Feb. 19 — “Your Ancestry Bloodline”, by Johnetta Hebrlee, comparing DNA testing offered by Ancestry, 23AndMe and additional services;

March 19 — “What’s My Point”, during which Archeological Consultant Chad Myers, Kalvesta, will identify and discuss arrowheads, spear points and other stone artifacts brought by those who attend. 

April 16 — “Ditches and Waterways of Southwest Kansas”, covering the network of irrigation channels that helped make regional agriculture a success, by Kevin Salter of the Kansas Department of Agriculture and Ron Conway, retired leader with The Garden City Company.

This is the sixth year for the museum’s evening lecture programs, which take place January through April and August through November.