Thu June 3, 2010
Meet Historian Doug Mishler (a/k/a Stonewall Jackson, a/k/a Theodore Roosevelt, etc.)
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Today, we preview the upcoming Oklahoma Chautauqua 2010 conference, which will be presented next week (June 8th through the 12th) on the OSU-Tulsa campus (at 700 North Greenwood Avenue) by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. (You can find complete details on this event at okchautauqua.org.) This year's Chautauqua is called "The Wounds of War: A Tale of Two Americas," and our guest on StudioTulsa is historian Doug Mishler, who will portray Stonewall Jackson therein. For the last fifteen years or so, Mishler has actually offered 1,000+ Chautauqua presentations --- that is, when he's not teaching American history at the University of Nevada. Indeed, as he tells our host Rich Fisher, in addition to Stonewall Jackson, Mishler has "inhabited" the likes of P.T. Barnum, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernie Pyle, and Thomas Hart Benton.