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Great Grandson Of Author To Attend Kansas Oz Festival

Associated Press - September 26, 2013 6:32 am

Robert Baum and his wife, Clare, will appear in a historical costumed act as L. Frank Baum and his wife, Maud, at the Oz Museum's Little Theater.

Robert Baum and his wife, Clare, will appear in a historical costumed act as L. Frank Baum and his wife, Maud, at the Oz Museum's Little Theater.

Descendants of the man who penned “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” are headed to northeast Kansas this week to take part in a celebration of the enduring novel.

Roger and Robert Baum, great-grandsons of L. Frank Baum, will be in Wamego on Saturday and Sunday for the city’s ninth annual OZtoberFest event.

Robert Baum and his wife, Clare, will appear in a historical costumed act as L. Frank Baum and his wife, Maud, at the Oz Museum’s Little Theater. Roger Baum, who has written more than a dozen Oz books, will be signing copies at the event.

Other Oz novelists, collectors, documentarians and historians also are planning to attend the festival.

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Associated Press Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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