Home on the 1900 Theater Range!

The 1900 Theater, Strong City, is proud to present a showing of the 2016 movie, Home on the Range.


The film will be shown this Sunday, May 5th, at 6PM.


Home on the Range is an award-winning film produced by Lone Chimney Films in association with Sperra Studios. The movie tells the unforgettable story of the authorship, preservation and legacy of the iconic song Home on the Range, and the location where this “unofficial anthem” of the west (and the state song for Kansas) was written in Smith County, Kansas.  

The Strong City Preservation Alliance is excited to team up with the Peoples Heartland Foundation in this endeavor.  Members of the foundation will be present to welcome and give background information for the audience. 

The Flint Hills balladeer, Annie Wilson, will be opening the evening with music and the singing of Home on the Range.


DATE: Sunday, May 5th.

TIME: Doors open at 5:30PM. Movie begins at 6PM. 

COST: Free! But donations will benefit the 1900 Theater and Peoples Heartland Foundation.!

Drinks and snacks will be available. 



From Friends of Home on the Range:


Lone Chimney Films was founded in 2003 by Ken Spurgeon and Jonathon Goering. The company’s first two documentaries Touched by Fire: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861, and Bloody Dawn: The Lawrence Massacre, have been used in over 200 classrooms and have aired over twenty times on PBS regional stations across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Lone Chimney’s third documentary, The Road to Valhalla, won the 2015 Wrangler Award for Best Documentary at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, OK.

LCF’s fourth and final project is the story of our own Home on the Range, its authorship, preservation, legacy and the location where it was written. To-date the Home on the Range movie has won two prestigious awards: the Best Documentary at the Wild Bunch Film Festival in Willcox, Arizona, and the 2018 Western Heritage Award (Wrangler) as the best Docudrama by the National Cowboy and Western Museum in Oklahoma City.

The Peoples Heartland Foundation and all those who love the Home on the Range Cabin will forever be thankful to Executive Director Ken Spurgeon, Board President Shawn Bell, and all our Lone Chimney friends for telling our story.



1 Comment

  1. Marilyn on May 2, 2019 at 8:34 am

    It is great to have this program come to our theater. The Heartland Foundation will be there to give us information about their efforts in preserving this historic cabin in Smith County and the local history. The weather is to be nice and our Flint Hills are greening up. Traveling thru them to our theater will be an amazing way to wrap up your weekend. The Alliance is looking forward to seeing you this Sunday at 6!

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