Author Michael Everhart will present at the McPherson County Historical Society meeting at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. McPherson.

Everhart is a graduate of Wichita State University, and has served as an Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, since 1998.

Everhart is an expert on Late Cretaceous marine fossils of central and western Kansas, and on the history of paleontology in Kansas. He was one of the senior science advisers on the 2007 National Geographic IMAX film, Sea Monsters. His discoveries have been featured in five made for television documentaries on the History and Discovery channels.

Everhart is the author of “Oceans of Kansas – A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea” and “Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep”. Both titles were honored as Kansas Notable books. The second edition of Oceans of Kansas was published in September 2017.

In addition, Everhart has also written many papers describing the fossils of the Smoky Hill Chalk, including the naming of a new species of a marine reptile (mosasaur) from Kansas: Tylosaurus kansasensis.

All historical society programs are open to the public and are free of charge.

For more information call 620-241-8464 or email

The McPherson Gem and Mineral Club is co-sponsoring this event.