Personal posts by public historian, Rose O'Keefe


My second appearance on the Carla Murphy Show

Mar 30, 2021 by Rose O'Keefe
The Carla Murphy Show Uniquely Different Show Line-up:
Rose O'Keefe...... "Highlights About Anna Murray Douglass" (10 minutes)
Lamar and Sabriyah Smith....."Western New York Community Bulletin Board"
La'Shea Green-Thomas....."Trauma"
Brenda Billups....” Commercial_Toastmasters”
Darcel Blue......"Songs Mama Used To Sing"

Appearance on Carla Murphy Show

Mar 24, 2021 by Rose O'Keefe

Hello, History Friends,

I recently had the pleasure of speaking on The Carla Murphy Show Uniquely Different



On The Personal Side Part 2

Feb 26, 2021 by Rose O'Keefe

My heroes: Joan of Arc, a Pacific Islander girl Karana and her dog Rontu, and Martin de Porres.

I used to read comic books like Archie and Veronica, Superman but between 1957 and 1961, I read French Catholic comic books of the lives of the saints. That’s how Joan of Arc, patron saint of France, became my shero.

For my 10th birthday I received a copy of The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell and kept it for years, weeping every time I read it.

A biography of Martin de Porres touched me deeply. He was a lay monk  who lived in 16th-century Lima and is the patron saint of mixed-race people and those who seek racial justice. He’s a life-long hero.

I read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott several summers in a row, and Anne of Green Ga

On The Personal Side Part 1

Feb 14, 2021 by Rose O'Keefe

Family Facts: Three sisters and three brothers, one son and one daughter; one grandson and one granddaughter.

My husband and I have had four dogs and about 10 cats.  I’ve kept a compost pile for 45 years.

Favorite books from when I was a girl:

Anderson’s Fairy Tales and Peter Rabbit

Several of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables