Chisholm Trail "Hybrid" Conference
Friday, October 15, 2021
(all times are Central Time)
With registration you will also receive a link that will allow you to view the Conference at a later date.
9:00 -10:00 a.m.: Registration and Information Desk Open
Morning social w/ Coffee, Iced Tea, Breakfast Goodies
Silent auction begins
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: ICTA Membership Meeting/Officer elections
Greetings – State Treasurer Lynn Rogers
11:00 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions -
President Dennis Katzenmeier
Welcome to Wichita
Greetings – Representatives of the Jesse Chisholm family
Presentation of appreciation gift to Chisholm family
11:15 a.m. - Noon: Legislative report – Ron Wilson, Legislative Chairman ICTA
Nicole Harrison, Congressman Ron Estes
Presentation of the Robert L. Klemme Memorial Chisholm Trail
Champion Award for promoting western history, supporting rural tourism and protecting private property rights
Congressman Tom Cole (invited)
Congressman Frank Lucas (invited)
Noon-1:00 pm: Lunch – Provided by The Monarch
Introduction – Mary Lou Rivers
Cattle Trails Showcase Report – Lonnie Stieben
National Day of the Cowboy – Tom Hawk, Cumberland, Maryland
1:00 -1:15 p.m.: What is the Partnership for the National Trails System and What is the Political Environment for Legislating a National Historic Trail Designation?
Ron Tipton, Partnership for the National Trails System Board of Directors
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. National Historic Trail Panel Discussion:
What has a national historic trail designation meant to us?
Oregon-California Trail Association – Bill Martin
Santa Fe Trail Association – Larry Short
Local landowner – Steve Schmidt
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. What Does Becoming a National Historic Trail mean to Communities?
Frank Norris, retired National Park Service (invited)
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break and Snacks
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. State reports
*Texas – Steve Myers –
Brad Patterson, Director – Community Heritage Development Division
Texas Historical Commission
*Oklahoma – Michael Grauer –
Trait Thompson, Director, Oklahoma Historical Society
*Kansas – Lonnie Stieben –
Bridgette Jobe, Director, Kansas Tourism
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Sharing the Native American Story: Introduction – Michael Grauer
Encouraging Tribal Cultura Tourism with National Historic Trails
Sherry L. Rupert, CEO, American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Assn.
4:00 -5:00 p.m. Drovers Gather, Cash Bar and Fixin’s with the Caldwell Saloon Girls
Sponsored by National Drovers Hall of Fame
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Supper -Provided by the Ellsworth Steakhouse
6:00 p.m. Silent auction ends - Auction winners announced
Live Auction – Jeff Davidson, auctioneer
6:45 pm: Happy Trails until we meet again.
Old Cowtown Hootenanny on Saturday, October 16. For more information, go to https://m.facebook.com/events/old-cowtown-museum/cowtown-hootenanny/2036592609812037/
Old Cowtown Museum - Wichita, KS
(or zoom, sign up accordingly to the right)
Western Art & Artists
Hear from State & National Leaders about exciting opportunities along the trail! See the 2021 Chisholm Trail Champion Award Winners!
ENJOY FOOD, FELLOWSHIP & FUN!