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December Meeting with MSPE

 Joint Meeting with MSPE

An Afternoon with Octave Chanute

Date: Wednesday December 11th, 2013

Location: Matt Ross Community Center                   8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration            12:00 Meal/Presentation

Menu: Boxed Lunched from Jimmy Johns

Cost: $15.00

Speaker: Bill Nicks as Octave Chanute

Our guest speaker will be Civil Engineer Octave Chanute as performed by area historian and historic 1st person re-enactor Bill Nicks.  Chanute was the civil engineer who built (1869) the Hannibal Bridge in Kansas City, the first Railroad Bridge over that ‘treacherous’ Missouri River.  The bridge made KC the dominant city in the Missouri Valley.  Learn about Chanute’s life, his involvement with Lenexa Ks, how Chanute Ks came to bear his name and how he mentored the Wright Brothers in their quest for controlled flight. 

Bill Nicks, through his company conducts historic bus tours and has been speaking to historic-minded groups since 1996.  Nicks also re-enacts three other great men; Dr. James Naismith, Dwight Eisenhower and Wilbur Wright.  He is employed full time with The American Royal Association as Director of Events.  His office is in the Historic West Bottoms near the old KC Stockyards.  Yards designed by Octave Chanute.  Come enjoy an ‘edu-taining’ lunch hour with Octave Chanute. 

Door Prizes: Two 25 dollar gift cards will be given away to preregistered attendees!

RSVPs due Monday December 9th Register Now

Contact Brian Hill at 913-317-9390 or email if you have any questions

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