Governor Brownback to Announce Top 25 Notable Kansans
KSCB News - August 11, 2011 3:38 pm
As part of the state’s commemoration of the Kansas
sesquicentennial during 2011, Governor Sam Brownback invites Kansans to
join him at five events across the state at which he will announce the
names of the top 25 notable Kansans. These individuals were recently
selected by the governor’s blue ribbon panel for history. Five names
will be announced at each event, the first taking place 10 a.m.
Thursday, August 18, at the Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. Other
events will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at Shawnee Indian
Mission State Historic Site, Fairway; 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, at
Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday,
September 7, at Kansas Aviation Museum, Wichita; and 9:30 a.m. Thursday,
September 15, at the Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson. The public is
invited to attend all events, each featuring comments by Governor
Brownback, introduction of special guests, and a brief reception. Events
commemorating the top 12 events in Kansas history will be held later in
The blue ribbon panel for history is comprised of: Don Chubb, Topeka;
Dr. Virgil Dean, Kansas Historical Society; Gayle Garrelts, Hays; Dr.
James Hoy, Emporia State University; Bob Keckeisen, Kansas Historical
Society; Nathan McAlister, Royal Valley High School; Dr. Leo Oliva,
Woodston; Mary Regan, Finney County Historical Society; J. Schafer,
Kansas Public Radio; Dr. James Shortridge, University of Kansas; and Dr.
Raymond Wilson, Fort Hays State University.