Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III launched its second season with a conversation with Mark Twain, as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performer George Frein. This event is a part of The Big Read.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
"Meet the Past" series at the KC Public Library
"Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III" returns for a conversation with Edgar Snow, as portrayed by actor Robert Gibby Brand, on the Lyric Opera set for "Nixon in China".
Meet the Past continued when Crosby Kemper III interviewed President Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Patrick Lee. On the 149th anniversary of his raid on Lawrence, Kansas confederate guerilla leader William Clarke Quantrill (portrayed by Aaron Worley) discussed his bloody and controversial career as a Civil War bushwhacker. Meet the Past continued when Crosby Kemper III interviewed basketball inventor and former Kansas Jayhawks coach James Naismith, as portrayed by Bill Worley. "Meet the Past" continued when Crosby Kemper III interviewed "Kansas City Star" founder William Rockhill Nelson, as portrayed by Ray Starzmann.