Book these new Speakers Bureau topics today

Humanities Nebraska has added several new topics to the Speakers Bureau. A new printed catalog will be available in early 2017, but each of these programs is now available for booking through our website. Simply go to and select “Speakers”.

Tim Anderson’s “Walking with the Dream: John Neihardt’s Preparation for Black Elk Speaks” is ideal for any 2017 One Book One Nebraska group.

Local historian/author Jeff Barnes now offers “A Bad Man in a Better Place: Jesse James in Nebraska.” Did you know this famous outlaw once wanted to buy a farm in Nebraska?

Jose Francisco Garcia provides three new programs: “American History Told Through Mexican American Eyes,” “The African Presence in Spanish America,” or “How Chocolate Twice Conquered the American Continent: A Deliciously Historical Perspective.”

Nebraska State Poet Twyla M. Hansen has added “Poetry of the Plains” to her topics, featuring selections of her own poetry and how the Great Plains inspires her writing every day.   

Historian Don Hickey has three new American History subjects that are perfect for all ages. His talks, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” “Uncle Sam: The Origins and Evolution of an American Icon,” or “When Did the White House Become ‘The White House’?” can be booked now.

Musician Dan Holtz has also added an all-new program. All Original, All Nebraska features his own songs celebrating the people, places, and events of Nebraska history.    



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