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July 8, 2013St. Joseph, MO |  By: Marsh

Missourians are Funny people

The St Joseph Museum will host a program from the Missouri Humanities Council.

On Thursday July 18th, guest speaker Dr. Frank Nickell will give a presentation about the character and nature of Missourians. In the presentation titled "It Is Very Plain: Missourians are Funny People", Nickell dissects how the difficult lifestyle of Missourians has allowed them to develop a hard work ethic and unique sense of humor. Public Relations Officer for St Joseph, Kathy Reno, says Nickell got his inspiration from famous Missourians like Mark Twain and President Harry S Truman, as well as other rich sources.

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Reno says Nickell is one of the Missouri Humanities Council Speakers Bureau for 2013 featured speakers. He is a retired professor from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. The program will be held at the St Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue, on July 18 at 6pm. For more information, call 816-232-8471 or visit www.stjosephmuseum.org.