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historian , Museum director

John Mark Lambertson, museum director, historian. Recipient Meeker Award citation Ottawa University, 1992.


Lambertson, John Mark was born on October 18, 1956 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Son of Milan Ward and Esther Pauline (Sissom) Lambertson.


Bachelor in History, Ottawa (Kansas) University, 1978. Master of Arts in History, University Kansas, 1992.


Director Franklin County History Society, Ottawa, 1984-1990. Manuscripts specialist University Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, 1983-1987. Archivist Kansas State History Society, Topeka, 1987-1992.

Director National Frontier Trails Center, Independence, Missouri, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


Every Christians should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.


Board of directors Heritage League, Kansas City, 1993-1994, Lawrence Preservation Alliance, 1991, Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, Kansas City, since 1996. County director-coordinator Governor Bennett Re-Election, Topeka, 1978. Member Kansas City Area Archivists (treasurer 1993-1995), Oregon-California Trails Association, Santa Fe Trail Association, Chicago and Alton Depot Friends, Association of Gravestone Studies, Kansas State History Society (outstanding member 1985), Heartland Mens Chorus.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, house restoration, gardening, genealogy, tombstoning.


Milan Ward Lambertson

Esther Pauline (Sissom) Lambertson