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Miner's Hall Museum Celebrates Slovenian History

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Rich Slovenian history is now on display in Franklin, Kansas. The Franklin Miners Museum unveiled it's history of Slovenians display Sunday afternoon.

According to founder of the exhibit, Jerry Lomsheck, Southeast Kansas has a rich Slovenian history especially when it comes to mining.

Being a Slovenian himself, he says having the display here will remind residents just how much history lies here.

"Other than Italians, we're the two largest ethnic groups to come work in the mines. So there's still an influence of Slovenians here in Southeast Kansas. Whether it's the Polka music or the chicken restaurants we have were all started by Slovenians," said Lomshek.

The display will be open through December 30th.

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