Debut of Home on the Range DVD Sale

The Peoples Heartland Foundation had the privilege of hosting the Smith Center High School class of 1958 on Memorial Day weekend at the Home on the Range Cabin Site. We talked about the restoration of the Cabin and future development of the extended Site. We then toured the Site and reviewed some of the data stations, enjoyed an excellent box lunch and answered questions. John, Arlyce, Joshua and Hannah Allen, Topeka, volunteered their time to aid the visitors on and off the trailer.

We showed the Home on the Range movie in the high school auditorium to about 100 alumni and spouses. Sharon Black, class of 1974 assisted by Hannah Allen took orders for DVDs. Home on the Range, with its rich heritage, is a conduit to the nation and world which our graduates can relate to. We are proud to be ambassadors for Smith County.


Sale Debut

June 8th in Wichita, KS

June 9th at Home on the Range Cabin Site

We invite you to Wichita, KS on June 8 for the sales debut of the Home on the Range movie DVD. This special event will be held at 7 pm in Davis Hall, Alumni Auditorium, Friends University Campus. Ken Spurgeon, Director, will host and discuss the history of Lone Chimney Films and the production of the HOR movie. DVDs will be offered for their sale debut at the end of the program. Several principals involved with the making of the movie will be in attendance.

You are also cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 9 from 2-4 pm for a special DVD sale debut at the Home on the Range Cabin Site.

Several principals from the movie, including Film Director Ken Spurgeon, Producer Shawn Bell, Screen Writer Sharon Black, Actor Tom Leahy (Dr. Higley), Actor Austin Allen (John Champlin) and others are expected to be in attendance.

This will be a one-time opportunity to buy the DVD on the Site where it was written, have your picture taken in the historic Cabin where some of the scenes were shot, and have your DVD autographed by one or more of the movie principals. Home on the Range official photographer Mike Saft, Graphics Central, will take the photos. Cost of photo is $5, one free with the purchase of a DVD. We will also be giving riding tours of the expanded site.

If you are unable to attend either debut, the DVDs may be ordered online beginning June 11, 2018.

DVD price:
Sale debut (June 8th in Wichita and June 9th at HOR Cabin Site): $20.00 each (cash or check only)

Online (available online beginning June 11, 2018): $20.00 each plus shipping and handling (PayPal) Delivery available continental USA only. Click here to purchase online.

Contact ElDean Holthus at or 785-695-2347 or cell 785-476-5216.