Nebraska Humanities Council speaker

Date: Friday, July 6, 2012

Nebraska Humanities Council speaker to appear

Diller, Nebraska – Speaker Charlotte Endorf will present a program on “Excess

Baggage: Riding the Orphan Train, The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley” July 6th at

DillerParkduring Diller Picnic.

This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council and Diller Picnic

Committee as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.

Charlotte Endorf is a lifelong Nebraskan, a member of Toastmasters International

(earning the Distinguished Toastmaster award twice), and specializes in speaking to

elementary schools throughout Nebraska. Endorf and her daughter, Sarah, have authored

several books together: "After the Rain, Oh the Beautiful Rainbow!", "Plains Bound:

Fragile Cargo", and "By Train They Came: Volume 1." Endorf also developed a

documentary on the Orphan Train riders for the Madison County Historical Society.

“Excess Baggage: Riding the Orphan Train, The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley” is

one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers

Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians,

storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to

international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the


Most speakers are available to any non-profit organization inNebraskaat the cost of just

$50 for each. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.

The most frequent users of the NHC Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools,

colleges and universities, libraries, museums and historical societies, agencies for the elderly,

rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations. TheNebraska

Humanities Council sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in theU.S.according to the

National Endowment for the Humanities.

For a information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please

access our website at (Speakers and Resources page) or contact

theNebraskaHumanities Council at 215 Centennial Mall South,Suite330,Lincoln,NE68508,

phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail

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