Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nebraska Humanities Council Speaker to Present Program at South Sioux City Public Library

This press release is going out to the local media. We are sharing it with the readers of Cardinal Opportunities first.

(South Sioux City, NE)-Speaker, Thomas H. Kuhlman, will present a program on Stories of the Irish in Nebraska on Monday night March 16th at the South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City Nebraska.

This program is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the South Sioux City Public Library as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.

In Lincoln and Omaha, on farms and in small towns, Irish Nebraskans left their mark on business, politics, the church, agriculture and the arts. From the establishment of Father Trecy's colony in Dakota County in 1856, the connection between Ireland and Nebraska has remained strong. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes hilarious, the stories of Nebraska's Irish immigrants range from the storing of rifles in the cellar of Lincoln's first millionaire for an invasion of Canada to the last minute rescue by a Nebraskan of Irish leader Parnell from hanging as a traitor in London.

“Stories of the Irish in Nebraska” s one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. More that 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, story tellers 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 nation.

Most speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska at the cost of just $50 for each. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour with, 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. The Nebraska Humanities Council sponsors the largest sponsors the largest speakers’ bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access the Nebraska Humanities Council website (Speakers and More section), by phone at (402) 474-2131or email

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