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Loftin Woodiel

Dr. Loftin C. Woodiel is a dynamic university professor, criminal justice professional and corporate security executive with a successful track record of performing with excellence. A Professor with Missouri Baptist […]

Becky Imhauser

Dr. Becky Imhauser is an author, educator, and conference leader. She has been named Missouri’s Best Local Author for 2020, 2021, and 2022 based on her 18 published books. Imhauser […]

Barnes Bradshaw

Barnes Bradshaw is a native St. Louisan who took the long road to his B.A. in History going to eight years of night school over a 10year period. He started […]

Nancy Kathleen Boswell

My years of acting have led to this passion to present these two lives so that others may learn from them. I want Missourians to be proud of our citizens […]

Chris Sutton

Whether performing at schools, historical sites, state parks, or on a train, Chris leaves you with an unforgettable performance! He has done stage, theatre, television commercials, modeling and voice over […]

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith is professor emeritus of history after 26 years teaching history and a nationally recognized scholar writing about cemeteries and death studies. He is author of The Rural Cemetery […]

Tom Rafiner

Tom Rafiner is an independent researcher having devoted twenty years recovering and documenting Missouri’s Burnt District (Jackson, Cass, and Bates counties) history. A University of Missouri graduate, he later earned […]

Ann Raab

Dr. Ann M. Raab earned her PhD in archaeology from the University of Kansas, and her MA degree in Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. She is Anthropology Instructor at […]

William Piston

William Garrett Piston is a native of Tennessee who moved to Springfield in 1988 and taught history at Missouri State University until he retired in 2017. He is the author, […]

Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers Chapter

John “JR” Bruce is President of the KC Buffalo Soldiers Chapter and earned four Bronze Stars for Valor in Combat in Vietnam. Certified Oral Storyteller. George Pettigrew is Executive VP […]