Marci visits small town museums, giving life to stories waiting to be shared.Marci has participated at poetry gatherings in six states. She balances her presentations with information, reflection and humor.Cherrie traveled Nebraska as a storyteller on the wagon train commemorating the 150th birthday of the Oregon Trail. Fremont Days, one of Nebraska’s largest annual historical festivals, and founder of “A Day in the Past,” an annual day for 4th graders.
She earned her pilot certificate in 1966 and with that evolved a commitment to aerospace education and the preservation of Nebraska’s rich aviation heritage.
In 1991, Diane was recognized as Nebraska’s Teacher-Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The award made it possible for her to write and publish “Sharpie: The Life Story of Evelyn Sharp, Nebraska’s Aviatrix.” Diane belongs to several aviation organizations, has been published in journals and periodicals and has presented at national conferences.
She served as principal consultant for the NETV documentary film “Sharpie: Born To Fly.” Cherrie Beam-Callaway doesn’t lack for stories as she has spent nearly 25 years gathering and recording historic tales from Nebraska families.
Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, attended country schools, and received her degree from Auburn University.
Currently she is working towards her MFA in writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Her poetry has been published in journals which include A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Jeff Barnes is a former newspaper reporter and editor, trustee with the Nebraska State Historical Society, past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director for the Durham Museum.
He is the author of “Forts of the Northern Plains,”, “The Great Plains Guide to Custer,” and “The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill.” Diane Bartels is a lifelong Nebraskan who grew up wanting to fly airplanes.
During the winter months, Pat’s workshops find her in Arizona.
She is a recording artist with international airplay, and videos of her songs can now be found on You Tube, Pat will perform her original songs in the Dick Clark Theater in Branson, MO. Broyhill, Prairie Poet & Storyteller grew up with burrs on her jeans along Cedar-Dixon County Line between Highway 20, Nebraska’s Cowboy Railroad Line and Highway 12, Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail.
She found that the old traditional songs that tell stories (ballads) often tell the story of our ancestors and how their trials and their endurance shaped life on the Plains.