DVD List

2/1/2016 “Meanwhile . . . local farming viewed on YouTube®.” Derek Klingenberg, Klingenberg Farms, Inc. and Klingenberg Farms Studios, Peabody
10/5/2015 “Kansas Anti-Horse Thief Societies.” John K. Burchill, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina
2/5/2007 “Threshing Days” discussion led by Arthur Busenitz
2/7/2005 “Cattle Drives” Bob Baker, Herman Janzen, and Elvin Wiebe
3/1/99 “The Story of the Whitewater Falls Stock Farm” Jim & Dot Osburn, Towanda
11/2/98 “The History and Story of Circle “E” Feedlot” Jerry Peterson, Manager
5/4/98 “Visit Melvin Epp’s Farm, Whitewater—Changing trends in Kansas agriculture.”

contact FRAHS

Frederic Remington Area Historical Society Programs 


The following DVDs of past FRAHS programs are available to check out through the Remington High School Library. Ask the High School Librarian Jodie Janzen for help.  

American History
Education and ARchiving
Family Histories
Kansas History
Local History
Native American History

4/1/2013 “The Old Time Radio Hour, Station SERF, Del Rio, Texas” Levi Goossen, Newton
10/4/2010 “Remington, the Artist” Beverly & Jim Dunning, Sr., Wichita
10/4/2004 “Into a World Unknown: Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery” Philip Thomas
10/5/2001 “Alexander Hamilton, the Man” Impersonated by Mel Kahn, WSU

American history

4/4/2011 “Some of my favorite finds through the years” Bruce Entz, Wichita

Education and archiving

3/4/2013 “The Remington Singers” under the creative direction of Kathleen Poole, Director of Music, Remington High School, Whitewater


3/2/2015 “The Journey to Kansas of Peter Epp (1825-1895) and John Epp, Sr. (1862-1943).” Melvin D. Epp, Ph.D., President, Frederic Remington Area Historical Society.
4/2/2012 “Family History: The South Wiebes with special emphasis on the Johannes and Justine Wiebe Family” Wilbert Wiebe, Whitewater

2/7/2011 “The Schmidt Family History” Clinton J. Schmidt, Whitewater
2/2/2009 “The Busenitz Family History” Velma Busenitz Claassen
3/3/2008 “Bernard and Wilhelmina Warkentin” Karen Penner, Newton
2/2/2004 “The Neiman Family History” Marilyn Umbach
4/1/2002 “The Vickers Family History” Members of the Vickers family
3/4/2002 “Cornelius and Anna Regier Family History” Milton Claassen & Karen Siebert, Newton
2/5/2001 “The Story of the Joseph Family” Alan Joseph, Wichita
11/6/2000 “A history of the Eberhard Family” Nancy Phipps & Rollan Eberhard
10/4/99 “The Story of the Vogelman Family” Charles & Joan Barlett, Emporia
2/1/99 “The Story of the David Lambert Family” Robert & Lois Kreider, North Newton
3/2/98 “King & Chase Family History” Elwood King, El Dorado
11/3/97 “Susan B. Allen Family of El Dorado” David Shaw, El Dorado
5/6/96 “The Abraham Regier Family History” Theodore J. Regier, Jr., Elbing

Family Histories

4/4/2016 “Growing Up American.” Dr. Isaias J. McCaffery, Professor of History, Independence Community College, Independence
3/7/2016 “Kansas BC.” Dr. Donald J. Blakeslee, Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University, Wichita
11/2/2015 “Bloody Kansas.” Ken Spurgeon, History & Government Teacher, Northfield School of the Liberal Arts, Newman University and Executive Director of Lone Chimney Films, Inc., Wichita
4/6/2015 “Kansas County Courthouses.” B. J. Davies, Postcard Collector, Wichita
11/3/2014 “We Crossed the Walnut . . . –the Indian, Emigrant, and Southern Cattle Routes and across the Frederic Remington Historical Society Area.” Charles Durbin, Cherokee Trail Historian, Gentry, AR
10/6/2014 “Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out.” Jim Gray, Kansas Cowboy Historian, A Kansas Humanities Council program.
4/7/2014 “How Rural Electrification Transformed Kansas” Bill Worley, Historian, Blue River Branch, Metropolitan Community Colleges, Kansas City, MO
3/3/2014 “Wichita’s History in Picture Postcards” Jim Mason, Naturalist and Author, Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita
2/3/2014 “Prisoners of War in Kansas 1943-1946” Mark Schock, author, Rose Hill
11/4/2013 “Civil Rights Working in Kansas” Dr. Gretchen Cassel Eick, Historian, Department of History, Friends University, Wichita
10/7/2013 “Amelia Earhart” Ann Birney, Admire, KS
11/5/2012 “The History of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Oil Wells in Kansas” Dr. John Gries, Department Chair and Professor of Geology, Wichita State University
10/2/2012 “Local Festivals in Small Towns” Marci Penner, Executive Director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, Inman, KS
3/5/2012 “The Susanna Heatwole Brunk Story – Escaping the Confederacy and Surviving the Kansas Prairie” John Sharp, Hesston College, Hesston.

11/7/2011 “The Prairie Trails of Kansas” Brian Stucky, Goessel
10/3/2011 “Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore” Dr. Jim Hoy, Emporia State University, a Kansas Humanities Council Speaker commemorating Kansas Sesquicentennial
2/4/2002 “The Amish in the Information Age” Marion Bontrager, Hesston
4/2/2001 “The Life and Times of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank” Brad Amend, El Dorado and several members of the Butler Co. Historical Museum Staff. (Civil War)
10/2/2000 “Charles Russell, the Artist” Impersonation by Philip Thomas, WSU
4/10/2000 “The Battle of Mine Creek” Dr. John Spencer, Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation, Ft. Scott
11/1/99 “The History of Thanksgiving in Kansas” Mike Kelly, WSU, Wichita
10/6/98 “New Light on the Coronado Expedition” Don Blaksely, Ph.D., WSU, Wichita
10/6/97 “Genealogical Mysteries” Charles Heilmann, El Dorado
4/1/96 “The German Heritage of Kansas” William D. Keel, Lawrence, KS
3/6/95 “Orphan Trains in Kansas” Marilyn Holt, Abilene

kansas History

5/2/2016 “Wichita on Rails.” Jim Mason, Director of the Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita
2/2/2015 “The Schools that Predated USD 206.” Darryl Claassen, Whitewater Photo Museum
2/4/2013 “Recalling the Seagoing Cowboys of 1945-1947” with a 20 minute DVD pre-view prepared by Peggy Miller, Seagoing Cowboy historian. Three local seagoing cowboys then told stories of their trips: Edwin Andres, Elbing; Pete Z. Friesen, Newton; and Nick Toews, Whitewater
2/6/2012 “My Experiences in the Railroads” Elmo Murray, Elbing

3/2/2009 “The History of the Local Fire Department” Darryl Claassen, Whitewater
10/6/2008 “Self-guiding Tour Map for the Frederic Remington Area Historical Society” Theodore Regier
5/5/2008 Celebration of the 30th anniversary of FRAHS. R. D. Allen, Potwin, & Jerry Peterson, Wichita, speakers
4/7/2008 “The Central Asia Trek” Willard Wiebe, Whitewater and Carol Klingenberg, Peabody
2/4/2008 The Petals of a Kansas Sunflower. The recreation of a West Prussian garden in northwest Butler County by his great-grandfather. Melvin Epp, Ph.D., Whitewater
11/6/2006 “Marion County Park and Lake” Helen Beckham, Marion, KS
10/2/2006 “Unveiling the Remington Rock” followed with pot-luck dinner
4/3/2006 Roger Ward, archaeologist from El Dorado will present his findings of the dig he supervised south of Potwin.
3/6/2006 “Gladys the Riveter” impersonated by Teresa Bachman, El Dorado
2/6/2006 The Western, Greatest Western Trails, 1874-1886. Book authored and discussed by Gary & Margaret Kraisinger, Halstead
11/7/2005 “Life in the Dust Bowl” Nolan Samp, Salina, impersonating Hank Emerson, a Dust Bowl farmer
10/7/2005 “The Early days of Peabody” Ross Baker and Joan Berns, Peabody
4/4/2005 “Senior Trips” Eldon Wohlgemuth & Kelso Boldecker, Whitewater and Alberta Harms & Richard Hopkins, Potwin
3/7/2005 “The Klassen store and family in Elbing” Pete Klassen
11/1/2004 “Review of Local Medical History” Dr. Kenneth Wiebe, Whitewater
3/1/2004 “The Oil Valley Community and the Elbing Oil Field” Ted Ferrier, Hattie Long, Lonnie Long, and Jessie Bay
10/6/2003 “People of the Plains” Larry Hatteberg, KAKE TV
4/7/2003 “War Stories” moderated by Gary Sommer with veterans of WW II
3/3/2003 “To Keep or Toss” Peggy Goertzen, Director of the History Dept, Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS.
2/3/2003 “Marie Harder Epp Poetry” Melvin D. Epp, Ph.D., Whitewater, KS
11/4/2002 “A Lifetime of Auctioneering” Bernard Gatz, Halstead, KS
9/22/2001 “The Story of Brainerd, Kansas” Kevin Roe, Toronto, ON, Canada
3/5/2001 “Mennonite Furniture: A migrant tradition 1766—1910” Reinhild and John Janzen, Elbing
2/2/98 “History of Plum Grove” Kim Claassen
3/3/97 “History of the Whitewater Fire Department” Rollan Eberhard, Whitewater
2/3/97 “Fred Hill, the Entrepreneur of the 40s” Arthur Neuman, Olin Claassen, and others
11/4/96 “Patented Medicine Tins” Ron & Emma Stewart, Newton
3/4/96 “Antique Items” & covered Dish Dinner
2/5/96 “Yesterday’s Head Coverings” Zola, Betty, Sharon, & Agnes
11/6/95 “Butler County Road Names” Randy Epperson, Butler County Zoning Commission
2/6/95 “The History of the Hammer” Darryl Claassen
2/7/94 “Why Come to Kansas” Kurt Harder, Hesston
4/6/87 “Early pioneers of Remington Area,” Part I, Paulson & Joseph

local History

4/5/2004 “The Cherokee Trail” Elwood King
2/7/2000 “The Osage Indians in Kansas” Jerry Shaw, WSU

Native American History

5/4/2015 “Citizen diplomats in the Democratic Republic of Congo: January-to-April, 2013.” Drs. John & Reinhild Janzen, Rural Elbing, KS

3/7/2011 “Reviewing the year since we felt the earth shake in Haiti” Doug Thiessen, Whitewater

11/1/2010 “Breakfast in China and other recollections of a recent summer trip” Cynthia Rhodes, Whitewater

4/5/99 “Walking the Appalachian Trail” Tom Jackson, Chicago, Illinois