'Sisters from the Outlaw Trail' ride back into Wakefield for program


Humanities Speakers Marci Broyhill and Teresa Kay Orr, known as the “Sisters from the Outlaw Trail” ride back into The Little Red Hen Theatre to present their program “Riders of the Hoot Owl Trail – Nebraska’s Outlaws” on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. The program is presented free of charge to the public and is presented in collaboration with Wakefield Heritage Organization.

Sisters, Marci and Teresa grew up along Highway 12, Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail, and incorporate their knowledge of the area with the colorful and exciting stories from local and state history to create their unique program. With the use of cowboy poetry and music, performed live by the sisters, Marci and Teresa explore the complex characters and situations of the Western Movement, including outlaws Doc Middleton, known as Nebraska’s Robin Hood, Kid Wade and women who became entangled into webs of crime, livestock and rustlers. An educational, informative and entertaining afternoon awaits those who take a step back into the rustic past with the sisters from the outlaw trail.

This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Wakefield Heritage Organization and the Little Red Hen Theatre as part of the HN Speakers Bureau. Riders of the Hoot Owl Trail.

Nebraska’s Outlaws is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.

Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period. The most frequent users of the HN Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, historical societies, agencies for the elderly, rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations.

Humanities Nebraska sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access our website at www.humanitiesnebraska.org (Speakers section) or contact Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail info@humanitiesnebraska.org.