Colonel Thomas Doane

In 1872, Thomas Doane Chief Engineer of the Burlington Missouri Railroad founded Doane College in Crete, Nebraska

Listen to the stories of Thomas Doane as he describes how he helped build a railroad and found a college on the hill . Dr. Tom King has developed a Chautauqua style presentation on this progressive Massachusetts engineer soon to be college founder.

Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues.