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Independent Scholar & Performer
Hill City, KS
Marla Matkin comes by her love of history honestly, having been born in Dodge City, Kan., and raised nearby. She could never seem to get enough of the legend and lore surrounding the region and its people. This deep connection to the area can be traced back to her great-grandparents who homesteaded in Southwest Kansas in 1876. Add to this her love of drama, and she makes a compelling case for the ladies she portrays. A graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in education, she is inspired to instruct as well as entertain audiences throughout the Midwest, West and most recently at the Smithsonian.
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