The McPherson County Historical Society will meet Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at the McPherson Municiapal Center, 400 E. Kansas Ave.
Brerr Whitenack, curator at the McPherson?Museum will give the program on Dr. H. H. Nininger, “The Meteorite Expert.” Dr. Nininger, a professor at McPherson College for 10 years, became interested in meteorites after observing a brillint fireball in the sky in 1923.
This was the stare of a passion and became his lifelong work. He continued to write about and study meteorites until his death in 1986 at the age of 99 years.
Earlier in his carrer, he was curator of meteorites in the Colorado Museum of Natural History and in 1946; he oped the world’s first museum dedicated solely to meteorites located near the famous meteor crater in Arizona.
Many stories will be shared of Nininger’s quest that earned him the distinction in 1933 of America’s “foremost meteorite specialist” for finding more than 1,500 stones in the past ten years.
All members and interested persons are invited to attend the meeting. Anyone having a metorite or suspected specimien, feel free to bring it along and have it identified.
David Neigh, McPherson