October 2016

Flashback Friday: The Knighthood of Youth Club Taught Nebraska Children to Avoid the "Grouchy Swamp"

Prior to the Boy Scouts, there were several youth organizations based on King Arthur and the Arthurian legend. One such organization was the Knighthood of Youth. Directed by the National Child Welfare Association, the Knighthood of Youth was intended for school children, 7-12 years of age. Each local chapter or club was known as a “Circle” or “Castle” of the Knighthood of Youth. The goal of the Knighthood of Youth (or “K of Y”) was to provide activities for children that would promote honesty, cleanliness (and other good habits), and good citizenship.

NSHS 2016 Awards Luncheon Results

 Guests gather for the NSHS 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon.


Nebraska “history makers” gathered for the Nebraska State Historical Society awards luncheon on Friday, October 14, at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. You can read about the award winners and their contributions to Nebraska history in the following paragraphs.

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