Speaker Series

The museum sponsors speakers on relevant Cape Girardeau issues and history. Stay tuned for next year’s Speaker Series speakers!

Past Featured Speakers

Dr. Joel Rhodes, Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University, informed visitors on the life and legacy of Louis Houck, “Louis Houck, Railroad Entrepreneur”

Dr. Bob Hamblin, Emeritus Professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University, where he taught from 1965 until 2013, spoke about Alzheimer’s in “Living with Alzheimer’s,” giving tips on how to deal with the disease

John Fisher, author of Southeast Missouri From Swampland to Farmland: The Transformation of the Lowlands, spoke about Southeast agriculture in his speech “SEMO Land Transformation”

Former KFVS Meteorologist Bob Reeves, former KFVS Chief Engineer Arnold Killian, and former KFVS Master Control Operator Dave Heise spoke about Oscar Hirsch, the founder of KFVS, during their talk “Oscar Hirsch, KFVS Communication Pioneer”

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