Event Photos

IKE at 75th Anniversary of the Great Bend Army Airfield

Naismith celebrating in McPherson KS.  The McPherson
Globe Refiners AAU team put 6 members on
the 1936 USA Olympic Basketball Team.

PLEASE ENJOY THIS 3 MINUTE CLIP
OF MY DR. NAISMITH PRESENTATION


Wilbur Wright at 2018 FAA Event


THREE TRAVEL BLOGGER QUOTES

THE FOLLOWING QUOTE IS FROM CINDY LADAGE, A TRAVEL BLOGGER FROM VIRDEN, ILLINOIS.  THANK YOU CINDY FOR THE KIND WORDS. SHE EXPERIENCED MY 1st PERSON HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT OF 1857 KANSAS RIVER FERRYMAN 'MOSES GRINTER'.

The Grinter house has a few original pieces of furniture and the rest are true of the period.  With this lovely house and its polished furniture and two-stories the best treasure of all is the tour by Bill Nicks!  The house is open six months of the year from March to October.  Log onto https://kshs.org/grinter_place for details.

AND THIS QUOTE IS FROM CHICAGO TRAVEL BLOGGER MEGAN ARZBAECHER.  SHE TOO, MET FERRYMAN MOSES GRINTER AND EVEN TOOK HIS PHOTO, WHICH IS BELOW THE QUOTE.

For historic stop number 5, you will visit Grinter Place, the oldest home in Wyandotte County dating back to 1857. This beautiful farmstead overlooking the Kansas River was the home to Annie and Moses Grinter. The guided tour of this home was the highlight of my history experiences in Kansas City, thanks to lively local historian Bill Nicks, who reenacts the life of Annie and Moses for visitors. His vibrant personality helps make the history engaging ...


AND THE 3RD QUOTE IS FROM
KATY FLINT, A NORTHERN IOWA TRAVEL BLOGGER

After our visit, I can tell you that the best part of our visit is Bill Nix (sic) of the historical society who is the historical interpreter representing Moses Grinter!  He is fantastic at his job!  Not once that we were in the house did he break character!  He is very entertaining and knowledgeable of the Grinters! He alone is worth the trip to the Grinter Place Museum!


MY OTHER 1st PERSON
HISTORICAL CHARACTERS ARE BELOW


Dwight Eisenhower in Lenexa, Kansas

Octave Chanute in KC's 8th Street Tunnel.
Tunnel opened in 1888 for cable cars.


Dr. James Naismith, at Allen Fieldhouse
 with conference delegate and his statue.

Wilbur Wright in Iowa Newspaper

Please view this 3:50 minute YouTube link of Wilbur Wright.
It is part of a 30 minute presentation on the Wrights'
quest from May 30, 1899-Dec 17, 1903



Octave Chanute in Olathe, KS

Please watch this short YouTube video of part of an
Octave Chanute Presentation




Dr. James Naismith in Wichita, KS

Octave Chanute visited Chanute KS
in May 2017. 
First time since 1906.


Octave Chanute in Kansas City, Missouri

General 'IKE' Eisenhower at a birthday 
celebration in DeSoto, KS

Wilbur Wright at Spirit of St. Louis Air Show

KANSAS CITY is the BBQ Capital
of the WORLD presentation and BBQ tour

BBQ Hall of Fame tour stop on
'KC is the BBQ Capital of the World' program

Octave Chanute with tour in KC's 1888
Eighth Street cable car
Tunnel.  It closed in 1956.

Chanute with part of
Basehor KS Library Tour Group

Students, Gov Brownback and IKE in Topeka on KS Day

General Eisenhower reviewing WWII scrapbook
in Great Bend, KS

Wilbur Wright viewing Jets at
Spirit of St. Louis Air Show

Bustour participants at Naismith Memorial in
Lawrence, Kansas

"They Like IKE" on tour at Kaw Point in KC

Dr. Naismith at Jr. Hi. Basketball
Awards Ceremony

Tour Group at Satchel Paige's grave...in the rain.

30 Second clip of a 'Retirement Roast' hosted by
Historic KC Characters; Boss Tom Pendergast, Annie Chambers and Harry Truman.

Dr. Naismith with Kansas Recreation and Park Association
Young Leaders Class

General Eisenhower at Air Show honoring WWII Aviators

Chanute appearing at lecture with biographer
Simine Short from Chicago

Wilbur Wright with Canadian 'Snow Bird' Pilot

Dr. Naismith among Flames BBall Campers in
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Bus tour participants at site of 1st KU
Home Basketball Game 1899

Naismith with visitor at 75th Anniversary of KC Municipal Auditorium

Tour Group at Santa Fe Trail Swales in KC, Mo


Dr. James Naismith and bus tour
participants at Phog Allen
Fieldhouse on KU Campus
Bus Tour with Chanute, KC Skyline and Missouri River

Octave Chanute at Dodge City Distillery

IKE with Air Show spectators

Dr. Naismith at Seneca, Kansas Heritage Festival

'World's Largest Sunflower Collection'
program in Mission Kansas

Coffeyville Student Tour with Octave Chanute
at Santa Fe Trail Swales in Minor Park, KC Missouri

Dr. James Naismith in Allen Fieldhouse.
'Pay Heed'

IKE with a Kansas Family and B-29

Maryland tour group participant with O. Chanute

Sunflower History program at Basehor Kansas Elementary

The Original Dr. J. with his rules
O. Chanute with tour group in front of his Hannibal Bridge

Naismith and Newton, KS bus tour visitor
in Lawrence, KS at Memorial

Items from
The World's Largest Sunflower Collection program
in DeSoto Kansas

Octave Chanute visits Chanute, Kansas
in spring of 2018

BEAUTIFUL fall tree at Satchel Paige's grave.
Historic Kansas City Bus-Tour
hosted by my friend, OCTAVE CHANUTE.