MCCRACKEN — The McCracken Public Library and the McCracken Historical Society will host a history talk, “The Custer Trail in Kansas,” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, in the McCracken Community Building, located on West Beech Ave. and First Street.
The program will be by librarian, educator, historian and author Roy Bird from Auburn. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed, said Norma McNair, board president of the library.
“Mr. Bird recently retired as director of the Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas,” McNair said. “(His) talk will examine the stories of General George Custer and his family’s five-year long travels and adventures on the High Plains following the Civil War. Roy Bird writes about the Civil War, the American West and his beloved Kansas. He has authored 15 books. Copies of his books: “Civil War in Kansas,” “Civil War and the Indian Wars” and “The Better Brother: Tom & George Custer and the Battle for the American West,” will be available following his talk.”
For more information, call 785-394-1102.