Juti Winchester, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Fort Hays State University, will be the featured guest scholar when Kansas Trails and Rail series convenes again on Feb. 9 at the Kinsley Library. Dr. Winchester wrote her doctoral dissertation on Buffalo Bill Cody and was formerly the curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody Wyoming. She will be speaking on “Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Hunting and the Kansas Trails and Rails.”
Kansas Trails and Rails is a four month series sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council. Leo E. Oliva, Ph.D. created and conducts the series for the library. On Feb. 9, he will be presenting on the Leavenworth Pike’s Peak Express Co., the Central Overland California & Pike’s Peak Express Co., the Smoky Hill Trail, and the Pony Express.
“We are looking forward to meeting and hearing Dr. Winchester this month,” said library director Joan Weaver. “We are so very fortunate to have her and Dr. Oliva bring their vast knowledge of the west to our participants. We invite others interested in Kansas history to join the group.”
This session meets from 2-5 p.m. at the Kinsley Library, 208 E. 8th St. For complete series description, schedule and to register, visit the Kinsley Library website: www.kinsleylibrary.info or call the library, 620-659-3341. There is a $10 registration fee.
The last two session of the series will cover the early Kansas railroads (held at the Dodge City Depot on March 9) and the cattle trails (held at the Kinsley Library on April 6). Each session features Dr. Oliva and a guest scholar related to the topic of the day.
The series is supported by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information about the KHC visit www.kansashumanities.org.