The Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society in Wellington will host “The Vaqueros,” a presentation and discussion by Gene T. Chávez, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Raymond Frye Complex, 320 N. Jefferson, in Wellington.

Community members are invited to attend the free program. Contact the SCHGS at, or visit for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

Gene Chávez is the founder and president of Chávez and Associates. He consults with groups throughout the country on bilingual education and cultural diversity. In addition, he has taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels in Kansas and other states. His presentation highlights the culture of the vaquero and their unique influence on the tradition of the cowboy.

“The Vaqueros” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.

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