The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley
FREE Presentation | Saturday, April 8 • 2 pm
She was described as the “greatest woman rifle shot.” A star attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. A champion in a man’s sport, she changed ideas about the abilities of women in the 19th century. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, yet she was a Quaker. This presentation dispels myth to reveal the real Annie Oakley. Charlotte has traveled into seven states the summers of 2015 and 2016 following the journey of Annie. She has met with museum curators and Annie’s family members to delve into the Oakley history. Always on Target: Adventurous Annie Oakley was released Easter of 2016 and From Phoebe to Famous: Annie Oakley a Legacy of Giving is coming early 2017.
Charlotte M. Endorf
Independent Scholar & Author
Charlotte Endorf is a lifelong Nebraskan. As a member of Toastmasters International she earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award twice. She specializes in speaking to elementary schools, women’s groups, museums, town festivals, senior centers, nursing homes and libraries throughout Nebraska, accurately describing the story of the platform girls of the Canteen, Annie Oakley and the Orphan Train. Charlotte and her daughter, Sarah, have published ten books. She has developed three documentaries that keep history alive, and a CD with an actual Orphan Train rider after they made a trip to New York City to uncover her records dating back to 1917. She was selected as Nebraska’s 2011 Mother of the Year. She is an avid reader and enjoys listening to books on CD while she journeys in every direction, thousands of miles each year—to share her stories. Charlotte and her husband Kevin started the second Little Free Library in Nebraska in their own front yard. It is one of the largest in the nation and one of the few that includes an active Culture Club.