Annie Oakley Presentation Planned at Gardenside

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Time: 2:00 pm

Annie Oakley Presentation Planned at Gardenside


            As a special feature of National Nursing Home Week, Annie Oakley (portrayed by Charlotte Endorf) will make a special visit to Gardenside long-term care on Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m., in the day room.

            This program is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Gardenside as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.

            Annie Oakley was described as the “greatest woman rifle shot.” A star attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. A champion in a man’s sport, she changed ideas about the abilities about the abilities of women in the 19th century, yet she opposed the woman’s right to vote. Her fame and fortune came with skill with guns, yet she was a Quaker. Endorf’s  presentation guides the audience through these facts and dispels myths to reveal the real Annie Oakley.

            Annie Oakley is one of about 300 programs offered through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska.

            There is no charge for this special presentation and the public is invited to attend.

            Endorf is a native of this area, and speaks through the Nebraska Humanities Council on both The Orphan Train and The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley. Endorf and her daughter, Sarah, have authored a number of books together. She was selected as the 2011 Mother of the Year. She currently resides in Hadar with her husband, two children and two dogs.

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