Historical Society Concludes
Successful Fall Luncheon Series
The Historical Society for the Western District of Missouri concluded its fall luncheon series by featuring these award-winning authors. Giles Fowler opened the series on Oct. 28, 2011, speaking on the Swope murder trials of the early 20th Century. On Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, former FBI agent William Ouseley discussed his best-selling book “Mobsters in our Midst,” a work describing the rise and fall of Nick Civella and his colleagues. And, on Dec. 2, 2011, Mike Hoeflich, former dean of the University Of Kansas School of Law, spoke on his newly published history of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, “Justice on the Prairie.” The speakers each addressed a packed house of judges and attorneys, answering questions and staying after the programs to sign copies of their books.
The society will return with new programming in the spring as it continues to grow and expand its offerings. If you wish to participate in the program selection process or simply make suggestions, please feel free to contact any of the officers listed below: