Bowlus Fine Arts Center
205 E. Madison, Iola, Kansas
Speakers & Special Guests, 1993-1995
1995: Hero Behind the Clown
David Shepard (first Buster Award winner)
Lance Schwulst (Kino)
Karolyn Wilkerson (panelist, former child star)
In 1993 attendees celebrated the centennial of the birth of Buster Keaton.
1994: Keaton & the Machine
Again, this was a one-day celebration.
1993: Keaton Celebration
Frederick Krebs (speech read by Clyde Toland due to Kreb's absence)
In the first year, a plaque was dedicated in Piqua, KS, near what is now the Buster Keaton Museum during morning hours. After lunch attendees met at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola, for a program by the two speakers listed above.
Below are links to a photo archive of the celebrations since 1996.