Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Lectures
The Heritage Center's 2018 Brown Bag Lectures are generously sponsored by a grant from Park Avenue Thrift. The lectures are typically held on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. A variety of interesting topics are presented and discussed for the entertainment and enrichment of our community. The presentations are free and open to the public, and guests are welcome to bring their lunch.
January 10, 2018
"Memoir Writing" with author Andrea Foster
February 14, 2018
Oklahoma 110 exhibit artists Jena Kodesh and Charla Enns
March 14, 2018
Trappings Artist - Brenda Dewald
Medium: gourds and pine needles
April 11, 2018
"Barn Quilt Trails" with Lesa Rauh, Garfield Co. Extension
May 9, 2018
"Oklahoma's Medal of Honor Recipients" with Jody Turner
June 12 - 16, 2018
July 11, 2018
"Beer, Brewing and Grain"
Jaxson Johnson, Enterprise Grain
August 8, 2018
"Women of the Western Cattle Trails" with Dr. Sara Jane Richter, Panhandle State University
September 12, 2018
"The 1893 Land Run: History and Significance"
Sterling Evans, Prof. Univ. of Oklahoma
October 10, 2018
"Historic Resources of the Heritage Center" Aaron Preston, CSRHC Archivist
November 14, 2018
Craig McKinley, Civil War Family History
December 12, 2018
Melissa Thomas, Apron Strings, Holiday Treats
The Significance of the Chisholm Trail
Caldwell, Kansas ... Rowdy Town
Nicknamed the Border Queen, Caldwell was a wild, wide open Cowtown in the days of the cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail. Being a lawman in Caldwell was nearly impossible. Between 1879 and 1885, the town went through 16 marshals. Violence was rampant. Outlaws were buried in Caldwell's boot hill, and a cemetery was begun northwest of town.