Brown Bag Lecture highlights Gilded Age, Paul Vandervoort

Paul Vandervoort
Paul Vandervoort

What: Brown Bag Lecture Series

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12

Time: Noon

Place: Kearney Public Library, South Platte Room, 2020 First Ave.

Presenter: Jeff Wells, assistant professor of history at UNK

Presentation Title: “The Most Interesting and Picturesque Fraud in the State Of Nebraska: Paul Vandervoort and Gilded Age Nebraska.”

The Topic: Vandervoort was a leader in the Populist Party, a third-party political movement that rose to prominence at a time when many voters felt that neither Republicans nor the Democrats represented their interests. But was Vandervoort a true Populist or a political opportunist?

Hosts: University of Nebraska at Kearney History Department and Nebraska State Historical Society

About Brown Bag Lecture Series: The Kearney series builds on the success of the Nebraska State Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture series in Lincoln. The society holds lectures at noon on the third Thursday of each month at the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln. The programs are available on the NSHS YouTube channel and broadcast on public access cable in Omaha, Bellevue, Hastings, North Platte, Grand Island, Papillion, South Sioux City, and Beatrice. More than 140 talks from the series are posted on the NSHS YouTube channel