It has been a fun and busy summer of visits to historical groups and sites to talk about A Voice for Kanzas and the history behind the story. In June, I visited the Liberty, MO Silver Center to talk about “Shady Characters of Kansas Territory.” We had a lively discussion that day, and an invitation to visit a different group in the future.
Next, I went to the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park. There I spent some time in Vic’s General Store, signing books, showing the book trailer, and talking with kids and their parents.
On August 11, I spoke to the Westport Historical Society at the Westport Library in Kansas City, MO. A lively group of history enthusiasts turned out that day to hear about the historical research behind A Voice for Kanzas.
I visited the Watkins Community Museum in Lawrence, KS on August 18 as part of their Civil War on the Western Frontier program that weekend. We talked about life in Lawrence in the early territorial days.
Now that school is back in session, I’m scheduling visits to area libraries, schools, and other groups. If you’d like me to visit your class, library, book club, or home school group, see my “Appearances” page for more information.