On Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th, the Marshall County Railroad Historical Society with monetary support and endorsement from the Marshall County Arts Cooperative, State Bank of Blue Rapids, Citizens State Bank of Waterville and the KANSAS Chapter of the Oregon California Trail Association is offering a FREE 2-day workshop under the leadership of Ride Into History, Ann Briney and Joyce Thierer, for the purpose of developing and training youth and adults in first person narratives of historical persons and events in Marshall County. No experience is necessary.
The workshop will be hosted at Valley Heights High School, Saturday from 9 to 6 and Sunday from 1 to 6, free of charge to participants. The workshop will include processional training on 1st person narratives. Participants will select from following, possible historic figures or events: Conductor on the Central Branch/Missouri Pacific Railroad beginning in 1868, a Pony Express rider or station keeper, a pioneer on the Oregon Trail, a Donner/Reed party member camping at Alcove Spring and/or county historical figures from area communities, such as Joseph Cottrell or Frank Marshall.
Each participant will receive an “Historian’s Toolkits”, and other supplies including a Certificate of Achievement for completion of the workshop. Participants will be asked to research possible personal narratives of interest prior to the workshop and be willing to volunteer to perform when asked by the participating organizations as able.
This is an exciting event that will allow persons interested in performing and preserving Marshall County history to continue the historical significance of area organizations.
For more information and/or registration, please call Ann Walter at 785-799-4294 ot 785-363-2343 by January 25th. A workshop schedule will be made available on registration. The workshop is open to 12 participants. Please register soon.