Longtime board member Larry Carr was honored at the Fort Larned Historical Society’s annual meeting last Monday at the Santa Fe Trail Center. Board President Tom Seltmann thanked Carr for his many years of service as he steps down from the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum’s governing board. Carr’s service on the board of directors spanned 24 years, from 1986 to 2010.
He played a leadership role by serving as vice president and president of the board and worked hard over the years on fund-raising efforts to help secure the financial future of the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum. Carr is currently co-chairing a new fund drive which was announced at the annual meeting. Also during his tenure, Carr was instrumental in starting a new event at the museum, the Santa Fe Trail Tired Iron Show, which has brought thousands of visitors to the Trail Center since the show’s beginning.
For his dedication and commitment, Larry Carr received a Resolution of Thanks for his service to the board and the museum.
Judy Jennings and Vicki Gillett were also recognized at the Historical Society’s annual meeting as outgoing board members. President Seltmann expressed the board’s appreciation for their years of service and their active participation in the museum’s many activities.
Also announced was the Fort Larned Historical Society’s "Volunteer of the Year." Vicki Gillett was presented with a Resolution of Commendation for her work as chairman of the historical society’s Membership Committee for the past five years and for her help with special events and other aspects of the museum’s operations.
After these recognitions and a short business meeting, Kansas Humanities Council speaker Dr. William Keel, from the University of Kansas, presented the program, "The German Heritage of Kansas."