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8/28/2018 - August Bondi Historical Marker Dedication

Join the City of Salina, the Heritage Commission and the Smoky Hill Museum for the dedication of a historical marker on August Bondi. The maker is located at the north-west corner of the Smoky Hill Museum at 211 W. Iron Avenue. The dedication will be at 5:30 on August 30.

The marker honors August Bondi, a Jewish American immigrant who figured prominently in the anti-slavery movement in Territorial Kansas prior to the Civil War. Mr. Bondi also served three years in the Union Army during the Civil War. Bondi first settled near Osawatomie and moved to Salina in 1866. He was engaged in real estate, law and became a prominent public figure in the Salina Community until his death in 1907.

The marker was donated to the City of Salina by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation (JASHP), a non-profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to identify and recognize sites of American Jewish historical interest.

The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6 and Saturday 10-5. 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.