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Chris Glasgow, Speaker

Curator at the Oz Museum in Wamego

The Wizard Behind Oz

If you're from Kansas, you've surely encountered plenty of Wizard of Oz jokes and quips. Where's Dorothy? You're not in Kansas anymore! I'm melting! But what you may not know is the fascinating story behind L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This talk explores the unique appeal of this first truly American fairy tale, and its legacy on our culture from speech, to music, to media. This presentation pulls back the curtain on Baum's crowning achievement. 

Contact Chris directly about speaking at your event:
curator@ozmuseum.com
(785) 458-8686
Wamego
 

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