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Museum opens exhibit on 'notorious' people in Kansas history

August 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm

A Salina museum is launching a new exhibit showcasing controversial men and women who had a lasting impact on the state's history.

The "Notorious" exhibit opens Friday and runs through March 2 at the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina.

The exhibit features 13 historical figures with connections to Kansas that include con men, money launderers, serial killers and a famed bank robbing duo. The individuals are profiled under three categories: "Legend vs. Reality," ''How Passage of Time Alters Perspective" and "Lasting Impact on Society."

Jennifer Toelle is the curator of collections and research at the museum. She says being labeled "notorious" doesn't necessarily someone was a bad person, but rather they were well-known or contributed to history.

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