Lowell May to Present on World War II POW Camps in Kansas at Smoky Hill Museum

Smoky Hill Museum in Salina
Smoky Hill Museum in Salina

During World War II, there were hundreds of thousands of German prisoners of war to feed, house and guard.  This job went to the well over 600 camps in 47 of the then-48 states. 

Kansas pulled her weight, with 16 camps. 

Join Lowell May, as he shares about the camps, their size, where they were, how they impacted local life, as well as the men inside them.  He'll also touch on what became of some of the camps and bring a camp model to display.  May is an independent researcher, author, popular speaker and member of the POW Camp Concordia Preservation Society.

This presentation will be offered by the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina on Thursday, June 1st from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Experience the panel in-person or register to watch it via Zoom, at smokyhillmuseum.org.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina.  This free museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  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.