Professor Jim Hoy from Emporia State University will present the program, "Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore," at the Barton County Historical Society.
The program will take place during the monthly historical society meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the museum, located just south of Great Bend’s Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281. The public is invited to this free event.
Hoy is a professor of English and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at ESU. He is an authority on the folklife of ranching, a topic on which he has lectured throughout the world. His publications include 12 books and over 100 articles, and he is the coauthor of Plains Folks, a syndicated newspaper column.
He is also part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s reading program, Talk about Literature in Kansas, and a charter member of the KHC Speakers Bureau, serving since 1985.
The program was made possible by the KHC, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.
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