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Trivia Night

April 14, 2018

Get your team together and brush up on your meaningless knowledge! Teams of 8 to 10 people confer on the answers to questions from ten different categories. The questions are NOT just Appanoose County trivia!!  Such a fun time! You must be over 21 to play as alcohol is served there, however you may NOT bring your own alcohol in any form. However - you are encouraged to bring all the food you want! $150 per table. Call Lisa Eddy at 641-895-6323 to reserve your table! To see all of the rules for Trivia Night, click here.

Trivia Night

April 21, 2018

Get your team together and brush up on your meaningless knowledge! Teams of 8 to 10 people confer on the answers to questions from ten different categories. The questions are NOT just Appanoose County trivia!!  Such a fun time! You must be over 21 to play as alcohol is served there, however you may NOT bring your own alcohol in any form. However - you are encouraged to bring all the food you want! $150 per table. Call Lisa Eddy at 641-895-6323 to reserve your table! To see all of the rules for Trivia Night, click here.

Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill: Never Missed and He Never Will 

April 23, 2018

Speaker Roy Behrens will present Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill: Never Missed and He Never Will at the annual meeting of the Appanoose county Historical Society. 

 

William F. Cody (1846-1917), better known as “Buffalo Bill,” was born near Le Claire, Iowa, in Scott County, just north of Davenport. By the end of his life, he had become what some have called “the most famous American in the world.” He was a Pony Express rider, an Army scout, a buffalo hunter for the railroad, and the founder and central attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe for thirty years. This talk is an overview of Cody’s life, both tragic and heroic. It was tragic because of the role that he played in the near extinction of the American Bison (he himself is said to have shot nearly 3,000 buffalo in eight months), and, even more deplorable, in the subjugation of Native Americans. If his life was heroic, it was because of his later support of the rights of Native Americans, his friendship with many of them (most notably with Sitting Bull), and his link with colorful characters like Annie Oakley and Wild Bill Hickok. As a Wild West performer, it is thought that Cody probably played to a collective audience of more than 50 million, including at various Iowa towns. This is a face-paced and entertaining 45-minute talk, illustrated by projected vintage photographs, film clips and animated graphics. from Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau website. 
https://www.humanitiesiowa.org/roy-r-behrens 

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Roy Behrens