Kansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 1994
Dave Webb grew up in Protection where he attended school. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern College in Winfield in 1970.
He taught school in Scott City, Garden City, and his hometown of Protection.
He has a passion for railroad history; his home is a refurbished 1887 Santa Fe depot, with a caboose in the back yard.
Webb is assistant director of the Kansas Heritage Center in Dodge City.
Since 1984 he has written learning materials available at the Heritage Center including Santa Fe Trail Adventures, Fort Larned Adventures, 399 Kansas Characters, an encyclopedia published in 1992 and revised in 1994,
of noted and notorious individuals with Kansas connections. The Sunflower State’s heritage is rich in “characters,” as Webb discovered when he researched this collection of biographies. “History is much more than dusty files full of forgotten facts,” Webb said. “It is people—intriguing personalities —just waiting to introduce themselves to the interested reader.”
He has served on the boards of Comanche County USD 300, Comanche County Extension, Protection Township Library, Protection United Methodist Church, Santa Fe Trail Association, Comanche County Economic Development Foundation, and Fort Larned Old Guard. He was the editor of the Fort Larned Old Guard for 20 years. He volunteered for Protection Press for many years.
Webb was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 1994. He has been active on the Edgar Langsdorf Award and nominating committees.