Barton County Historical Society will host a program on at 7:30 p.m. on June 22. The speaker, sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, will be Phil Dixon a native of Kansas City. As a baseball speaker and historian he has authored numerous books on Negro League baseball and is co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. He has won numerous awards for his historical research and as a former employee in the public relations office of the American League Kansas City Royals he has contributed articles to newspapers and written history for baseball cards. His program topic will be “The Monarchs, a Baseball Revolution”, a review of the history and honors won by the Kansas City 1924 World Champion Monarchs Negro baseball team.
The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit cultural organization that supports community based programs that promote understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.
The Barton County Historical Museum and Village is located on South U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.