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PRESENTATIONS

The Wild Horse Creek Company offers a number of general interest programs to historical, church, and civic groups needing an interesting program after a meeting, dinner or as part of their regularly scheduled events. Our popular Power point programs run about forty-five to fifty minutes in length and can include a question and answer segment following the presentation. All of the presentations include a handout.

The presenter, Peter Osborne, brings all fo the the equipment required to conduct the program unless the location is unusual in its configuration. Presentations have been made to as few as fifteen or as many as three hundred.Payment is due on the day of the program.  Please call 845-551-0417 for futher information.

The following programs are currently sched
uled for 2023 and after that is a lisitng of programs that Peter Osborne will do .

:Willa Cather

Writer from the Prairie and an Enduring Gift to Our Country

With special insights into the relationship between

Robert Henri and Willa Cather

Wilson Public Library, Cozad – February 13, 2023, 5:30 pm

 

Nebraska Sign-posts: Robert Henri’s Years on the Great Plains

Wilson Public Library, Cozad – March 9, 2023, 5:30 pm

 

The Blast That Changed The World: The Shooting of Alf Pearson

Wilson Public Library, Cozad – April 6, 2023, 5:30 pm

 

Walking in John Cozad’s Footsteps:

An Historic Architecture Tour of Downtown Cozad

Meet at Robert Henri Museum – May 6, 2023, 1:00 pm

Ghosts and Gravestones Walking Tour of the Cozad Cemetery

Meet at the cemetery entrance – June 10, 2023 – 1:00 pm

 

The Art Spirit at 100 Years: A Celebration

Special program at the Robert Henri Art Gallery – July 27, 2023 – 1:00 pm

 

Robert Henri: Teacher Extraordinaire and Artist

Wilson Public Library, Cozad –   August 17, 2023, 5:30 pm

Nebraska Sign-Posts: Robert Henri’s Years on the Great Plains

Booksigning by the author at the Museum – December 2, 2023 – 10:00 -4:

 

 PRESENTATIONS

ON AMERICAN HISTORY

So Many Brave Men: A History of the Battle at Minisink Ford
  For the first time in more than forty years a history has been written about the only Revolutionary War battle to take place in the Upper Delaware River valley. This new book, with the same title as the program, was written by Mark Hendrickson, Jon Inners and Peter Osborne and reveals new archival material that has been rediscovered. This Power Point presentation explores the history of the battle and the importance of it on the lives of the settlerswho lived in the valley during the Revolutionary  War 

 

The Bridges of the Delaware Valley
There are more than one hundred river crossings over the Delaware River from the state of Delaware to the junctions of the East and West Branch of the Delaware at Hancock, New York. Hear some of the the interesting stories about the most beautiful and historic bridges. Over the centuries floods have destroyed many of the crossings. Hear tales of the oldest suspension bridge in the country and the last privately owned bridge on the Delaware. 

 

Great Graves
This Power Point program explores the various styles of graveyard and cemetery art from the 1700s to the present day. Examples of many styles are drawn from cemeteries throughout the region. This program will encourage the viewer to visit cemeteries and graveyards for years to come. The program also includes a handout of material related to cemeteries, epitaphs, and preservation.

 

The Silent Cities:

Graveyards, Churchyards and Cemeteries
This program demonstrates how graveyards and cemeteries developed in America beginning with simple family plots on farms and continuing to elaborately designed cemeteries. Examples of the various stages of development are shown in this Power Point program which includes a handout of material related to cemeteries, epitaphs, and their preservation.

Our American Legacy

 

Lewis and Clark and Me
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803–1806), headed by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. In 2008, the presenter spent twelve weeks following the trail of the most famous expedition in U.S. history. Find out what happened to Lewis and Clark during the expedition, and how the Corps of Discovery is interpreted today. This Power Point presentation includes handouts and other visual aids.

Evening with the Journals of Lewis and Clark
This program explores the journals which Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wrote during their epic journey with readings by the presenter along with photographs of the scenes

 

Theodore Roosevelt:
The Champion Of The Strenuous Life

Theodore Roosevelt was one of our nation’s most important presidents (1901-1909) in the twentieth century. TR, as he was known, was “The Conservation President,” setting aside millions of acres of land for future generations to enjoy. Roosevelt also believed that the federal government needed to be a powerful counter balance to the large and powerful corporations that were being created at the time. He was beloved by many of his fellow citizens until his death in 1919.

Eleanor Roosevelt: 
First Lady of Courage

This Power Point program chronicles the life of one of the twentieth century’s most important women. She was an ardent supporter of the disenfranchised, civil rights, the poor and an able political partner of her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She wrote more than twenty books and was the author of the daily newspaper column called My Day.

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt: 
A Rendezvous with Destiny

This Power Point program looks at the life of one of the twentieth century’s most important leaders. He led America through the Depression and then through World War II, the greatest conflagration that the world has ever seen. His influence on the twentieth century was profound and still impacts each of us even to this day, sixty-six years after his death. 

 

We Can Take It: 
The Roosevelt Tree Army 
1933-1941

This Power Point program explores the rich legacy left by the Civilian Conservation Corps across the country. The CCC boys built much of the existing landscape in many parks, forests and wildlife refuge areas including dams, roads, vistas, lakes and buildings. The CCC was one of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s passions and among his New Deal’s most notable successes. It provided much needed employment for millions of unemployed young men and was the most important conservation work project ever undertaken in America’s parks and forests. Peter has written four books about the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Rollin Robbins, Henry David Thoreau and Me 
This Powerpoint program looks at the presenters chance meeting with Rollie Robbins, the famed archaelogois who found Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, Thoreau’s essay on Walking and Walden and Thoreau’s biography

 

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