While the weather in January and February in St. Joseph might keep many at home on a cold winter’s night, The Pony Express National Museum is preparing its 16th year of sponsoring Tuesday Night Talks. The program has become an incredibly popular and educational. Last year the museum had record-breaking numbers in attendance, and one Tuesday Talk drew 255 people. These talks feature authors, historians and lecturers presenting a wide range of topics. This year’s themes s include:
January 14, 2014 – Colonel James L. (Spike) Speicher speaking about “A Personal Side of Robert E. Lee.”
January 21, 2014 – Karen Graves talking about “Wagons West!”
January 28, 2014 – Melissa Swindell will explain “Who Was William Tecumseh Sherman.”
February 4, 2014 – Frank Pollock will share some of the incredible “History of the Missouri Theater.”
February 11, 2014 – Historian and Museum Director Clyde Weeks will share thoughts on “Joseph Robidoux and Robidoux Row.”
February 18, 2014 – Suzanne Lehr will speak and show the “Legacy They Left” Video.
Admission to the seminars is free and light refreshments are served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and speakers begin at 7 p.m. All talks are held in the Community Room of the Pony Express National Museum.
While you’re visiting, make sure to check out the museum; it’s one of the most visited sites in St. Joseph and houses hundreds of exhibits depicting the need, creation, operation and termination of the famous mail service that began in St. Joseph on April 3, 1860. Lasting only 18 months, the Pony Express continues to fascinate visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries. The museum is located at 914 Penn St., and is open Mon.– Sat. from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. and Sun. from 1 p.m.– 5 p.m. Click here for more information.
Written by Beth Conway from the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau.