Thursday, April 30, 2015

Laureen Reidesel, our guest speaker in April

The Sutton Historical Society was proud to present:

Laureen Reidesel, Guest Speaker

Laureen Reidesel is the Director of the Beatrice Public Library and a popular speaker on many topics related to the history of Southeast Nebraska. She choose the tragic story of William Jackson Marion who was at the center of a great crime mystery, or mysteries. 

Laureen brought the story to life weaving through the twists of the story. Much of that story remains clouded in the fog of history and is likely to stay there.

We had a good crowd; everyone seemed to enjoy it; sorry if you missed it. My advice: if you get a chance to hear Laureen sometime, you really should do so.

The event was held at the Allegro Wolf Art Center, a super venue for the program.

Our advertising poster:


Laureen Reidesel

Director, Beatrice Public Library & Renowned Public Speaker

Saturday, April 18

2 - ? pm

Allegro Wolf Art Center

304 S. Way Ave.

Laureen Riedesel was the 2012 winner of the Mildred Bennett Award
for leadership and service in the promotion of Nebraska Literature.

Active in the Speakers’ Bureau of Humanities Nebraska

Laureen Riedesel will speak on diverse topics including the controversial 1887 hanging of William Jackson Marion in Beatrice and the rather awkward reappearance of his victim four years later.

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