Archive for Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sesquicentennial talks

September 20, 2007

The Eudora Sesquicentennial Committee will have two more historical presentations during September as part of the city's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Dr. William Keel will present a Kansas Humanities program "The German Founders of Eudora" at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eudora City Hall.

Keel is Professor of German at Kansas University. He takes particular interest in the German communities of Kansas.

Keel's presentation will include the history of the Germans who founded Eudora, why they came, why they stayed and how their influence shaped the town.

"Remembering Miss Nottingham, Eudora's Favorite Teacher" will be presented at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Nottingham Elementary School, 1428 Elm St.

Roberta Nottingham shaped the future of Eudora by her influence on Eudora's youth. Those planning to attend will have a chance to share memories of Miss Nottingham, who was an important part of Eudora's history.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information about any of the presentations, call Martha Harris at (785) 979-4588.

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