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Adrian Zink, “Hidden History”
May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Featured speaker: Adrian Zink
Musical guest: Jessica Paige (https://www.facebook.com/JessPaigeMusic/)
Community moment: Amanda Worthington
Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044
Kansas’ storied past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences and intriguing characters. Many have been lost or totally forgotten, often exiled to the pages of old diaries, archived newspapers and overlooked legal files. Adrian digs deep into the Sunflower State’s history to reveal stories such as the first woman mayor in America, a town named after a World Series-winning baseball player, the story of the Kansas-bound madman that shot John Wilkes Booth and the invention of a most dangerous new version of polo…but played with cars.
About the speaker: Adrian Zink is a native Kansan who has worked in the history profession for over 15 years at a variety of museums, universities, archives and historic sites. Born and raised in Larned, he holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science from the University of Kansas, a master’s in library science from the University of Maryland and a master’s in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He currently works at the National Archives-Kansas City. He has previously worked at the Kansas Historical Society, Marquette University Archives, the National Press Club Library and Archives in Washington, D.C., and at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. His first book, Hidden History of Kansas, was published in 2017 and his second book, Wicked Kansas, was released in 2019. Adrian lives in Overland Park, Kansas.