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NEWS RELEASE: Mark Twain to appear at Grand Island VA

March 17, 2014

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb., – Wally Seiler of Alliance, Neb., will present "Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit" March 21 at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, 2201 N. Broadwell Ave., Grand Island.

The presentation, which will be held in the third floor dining hall, will begin at 2:30 p.m. Veterans and their family members are invited.

During the program, Seiler, dressed as Twain, will recreate the spirit and feeling of the lectures by which Twain captivated audiences throughout the United States and Europe during the noted author's later years.

Seiler has presented his program throughout the United States and once won a nationwide Mark Twain look-alike contest and, as a result, served as the host of the Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee in Angels Camp, California. This event capitalizes on one of Twain's best-loved stories, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.


About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit 

For further information, contact:
Will Ackerman – Public Affairs Officer, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Office:  402-995-4719; Cell:  402-332-6780