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Barton County Historical Society
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Barton County Historical Society will have their monthly meeting at 7:39 p.m. on Monday. The program will be Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore presented by Jim Hoy. The program is brought to you by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.
Jim Hoy received his PhD in medieval English literature from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a professor of English and the Director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University. He is an authority on the folklife of ranching, a topic on which he has lectured throughout the world. Jim’s publications include 12 books and over 100 articles, and he is the co-author of Plains Folks, a syndicated newspaper column.  Jim is also part of KHC’s reading program, Talk about Literature in Kansas, and a charter member of the KHC Speakers Bureau, serving since 1985.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on Highway 281. The public is invited to attend.  There is no admission charge.
For further information, call 620-793-5125 or email bchs