The Blair Public Library is hosting two Humanities Nebraska programs in the upcoming week, helping the library celebrate Heroes in History.
Historical Edutainer Darrel Draper will perform as President Teddy Roosevelt on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 1:30 pm. President Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, is famous for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his “cowboy image.” Darrel specializes in costumed portrayals of historical figures that played major roles in the events that shaped our state and nation.
Chris Sayre, Musician, will present Nebraska’s Musical Smorgasbord: Music from Various Ethnic Groups in Nebraska on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:30 am. This program explores the rich diversity of folk music that has been a part of Nebraska’s history from the time it was a territory to the present day. Audiences will be delighted with the oral history and the button accordion, concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, musical saw and zithers!
These events are for all ages and are free to the public. Both presentations will be held at the City Chambers, located at City Hall, 218 So. 16th St., Blair, NE.
These programs are two of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.
Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.
The most frequent users of the HN Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums and historical societies, agencies for the elderly, rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations. Humanities Nebraska sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For a information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access our website at www.humanitiesnebraska.org (Speakers section) or contact the Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail info.humanitiesnebraska.org.