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Swedish Heritage Center to Host Humanities Speaker Daniel Draper


OAKLAND SWEDISH CENTER TO HOST NEBRASKA

HUMANITIES SPEAKER

“DANIEL FREEMAN, FIRST HOMESTEADER’

– Historical Re-enactor Darrel Draper will portray Daniel Freeman, America’s first

Homesteader,  in a unique “edu-taining” (educational  + entertaining) costumed program  at

2:30PM ,SATURDAY JUNE4TH at the  OaKIand SWEDISH HERITAGE CENTER ON US HWY

77  in OAKLAND,NE. The 45 minute prog ram is free and open  to the  public.

Daniel Freeman  (1826-‘1908) lived most  of his  life on the Western Frontier  of America.

As  a doctor,  Civil War Officer, coroner, and County Sheriff, Freeman had many unique

experiences while living  in America’s first homestead under the  1863 Homestead Act Draper

will describe  life as  a pioneer  and the changes that Nebraska  and America were going through

in the 19’Century in this  costun’red presentation that gives audience members insight into his

life, family,  and frontier  legacy.

Darrel Draper has been described  by audience members  as “an awesome and

absolutely wonderful performer” who  is able  to t.ansport listeners back  in time  to the era of  his

characters. His humorous delivery, sound research, knowledge of history,  and the use of

interactive audience part;cipation have delighted audiences aged I to 80  He is one of the

most requested speakers  in the Nebraska Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau Program, the

largest of  its type  in the nation.

Draper’s performance is sponsored  by the OAKLAND SWEDISH HERITAGE CENTER

and is made possible with help from a grant frorn the NEBRASM HUIVIANIIIES COUNCIL,

HUMANITIES.

 

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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