Dinner Speakers History

Dinner Speakers History

2019 Kevin Wilmott, Filmmaker

2018 George Frazier, Author

2017 Margaret Kraisinger, Historian

2016 Nancy Gordon Kassebaum, US Senator

2015 Jim Hoy, Folklorist

2014 Dove Kendall, Journalist

2013 Robert Day, Author

2012 Erika Nelson, Folk Art Historian/ Artist, Kansas Humanities Program

2011 Jennifer Haugh, Editor, Kansas Magazine

2010 Bob Gress, Photographer, Naturalist

2009 Jim Lehrer, Journalist

2008 Connie Dover, Singer/ Songwriter

2007 Marci Penner, Kansas Sampler, Executive Director

2006 Louis Copt, Kansas Artist

2005 Mike Hayden, Secretary of Wildlife & Parks; Former Kansas Governor

2004 Jim Richardson, National Geographic Photographer

2003 Bob Dyer, Missouri River Folklorist

2002 Mike Hoeflich, canceled due illness

2001 Sarah Jane Richter, English Professor, Panhandle University, OK

2000 Pete Shortridge, Geographer, University of Kansas

1999 David Dary, Author

1998 Tom Isern, Historian, North Dakota State University

1997 Dave Kendall, Producer/Director KTWU Sunflower Journeys

1996 Vicky Foth, Folk Singer, Kansas Humanities Program

1995 Bob Richmond, Historian, Kansas State Historical Society

1994 Tom Averill, as William Jennings Bryan Oleander, English Prof - Washburn

1993 Sara Tucker, Historian, Washburn University

1992 Ron McCoy, Historian, Emporia State University

1991 William Unrau, Historian, Wichita State University

1990 Don Coldsmith, Author

1989 Ramon Powers, Kansas State Historical Society, Executive Director

1988 John Lehman, as Fredrick Remington, Chautauqua

1987 Glenn Ohrlin, Cowboy Singer/ Folklorist

1986 Larry Hatteberg, Photojournalist, KAKE TV- Wichita

1985 Joe Snell, Kansas State Historical Society, Executive Director

1984 George Neavoll, Editor, Wichita Eagle

1983 Larry Hatteberg, Photojournalist, KAKE TV- Wichita

1982 Bob Bader, Author