Historian to speak at April 18 60+ session

Marvin Kroeker, Ada, Okla., will present “Plains Warriors and Peace Makers” at the April 18 session of the 60+ Learning in Retirement Program.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center located on the Tabor College campus.

Kroeker will focus on the peace chief tradition of the Cheyenne. He will also refer to the Comanche and their relationship to missionaries at Post Oak, Lawton and Indiahoma, Okla.

He graduated from Tabor in 1950, earned his master’s and doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, and taught history courses at Tabor for eight years.

He is an emeritus professor of history at East Central University, Ada. While on the faculty there, Kroeker developed a course in American Indian history.

Since the 1980s, Kroeker has served on the board of directors for the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College.

Older adults are invited to attend. Enrollment is $15 per person a semester, $28 per couple or $4 a session. In an effort to encourage participation, first-time visitors will be admitted free of charge. Registration and discount lunch cards will be available at the door.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 947-5964.

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