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History Nebraska Gives Back

A number of communities across Nebraska were devastated by catastrophic tornadoes in 2014, most notably Pilger and Beaver Crossing. In the aftermath of these terrible misfortunes, Nebraskans joined together in order to provide support - emotional, physical, and financial - to these areas. As these towns and their citizens continued the rebuild, the Nebraska History Museum worked to find a way to lend their support during this time of need. And then they found the perfect idea: Quilts! 

Quilts, made by volunteer Karen Heiser

Quilts, made by volunteer Karen Heiser, and tied by area schoolchildren





Through the generosity of Nebraska History Museum volunteer Karen Heiser, who stitched dozens of quilts for the museum's educational purposes, and the handiwork of hundreds of school children, the museum was able to donate a bounty of beautiful, handmade quilts to the children and families of Pilger and Beaver Crossing.

Nebraska History Museum's quilting station

History Nebraska's quilting station

Padraig Fargen, age 5, and Finley Fargen, age 3



Padraig Fargen, age 5, and Finley Fargen, age 3, do their part by tying a quilt that will later be donated to a family in need.

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