OLD STORIES WE NEED TO REMEMBER

Many will remember the laughing and learning good time they had at the Center Point Public Library last fall when historical re-enactor Darrel Draper of Omaha did Theodore Roosevelt. The Historical Society is sponsoring another Draper appearance Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Library.

The free performance this time is of Sacagawea’s son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. Sacagawea was the teenage heroine of the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark expedition exploring the newly-American West for President Jefferson.

Jean Baptiste began his exploring career as a newborn slung on his mom’s back and, except for his formal education under William Clark’s guardianship in St. Louis and a privileged interlude in the royal courts of Europe as a young man, he never stopped wandering the West.

The Historical Society is also sponsoring a Draper presentation for CPU history students on Monday, April 29, about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City that killed 146, mostly non-English- speaking immigrant teenage girls, and led to public pressure for worker safety laws. The sweatshop girls worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for $15/week. CPU history teacher Dan Burke is organizing Draper’s school appearance.

The Historical Society regular meeting is also Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at the Depot Museum. Guests are always welcome. The Society is preparing for the Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m., opening of the Museum season. The theme this year is ‘Readin,’ ‘Ritin,’ and Rememberin'.



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