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I AM…OSA JOHNSON {WORLD FAMOUS EXPLORER, AUTHOR, & AVIATOR} AND I LIVED MY DREAM!

ImAgIne sitting down for an interview with Osa Johnson when she was alive.  Well, that’s exactly what the Suede Sofa did.  We asked SaFaRi MuSeUm CuRaToR JacKie BorGeSoN if she could find quotes from Osa on a couple of questions regarding this InCrEdibLe WoMaN from Chanute, Kansas, LiViNg HeR DrEaM.  The answers were amazing, as if we actually did interview Osa (they are actual quotes of Osa’s).  We hope you are InSpIrEd to “LiVe ThE AdVeNtUrE” of the life you were DeStiNeD to live!
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Robynn~
The first is sometimes attributed to Martin, but Osa uses it in her book Four Years in Paradise.  The second comes from the speech Osa gave late in her life. 
The following video is a mini tour of the Safari Museum located in Chanute, KS.  Curator Jackie Borgeson takes us on a quick tour providing fascinating information about the life of Osa and Martin Johnson.  Enjoy!!

Check out our post on Safari Museum Curator Jackie Borgeson by clicking here.

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I AM…a Curator At Kansas’ #1 Museum

 

SAFARI CELEBRITY GALA!
Saturday June 11, 2011
Enjoy an evening where everyone is a Celebrity!

Click below for details:

  http://www.safarimuseum.com/gala.htm

 

Interesting Fact:

We had noticed that on the door of the museum are the words:  “#1 Museum In Kansas” so we asked Jackie about it and this is what she said:

“We are indeed the #1 Museum in Kansas!  A few years ago, the Topeka Capitol Journal sent an undercover reporter to the top 200 or so Kansas attractions and he graded each on things like best collection, most fun for families, coolest story, most awesome presentation, etc. and we beat everybody!  Also more recently we were named by the History Channel as one of the “Top 10 Places in the US to Visit for Valentine’s Day.”  We were #4, and I think we might have been the only winner who needed a state after our city name for recognition (New York, Miami, New Orleans, Chanute, Kansas, etc—HA!).” 

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