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Nebraska History Museum-on-the-Move Offers Programs Around Town

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The monthly Brown Bag History Forum lecture series, held the third Thursday of each month, will continue at the Lincoln County/City Building, 555 S 10th Street. The free programs will be offered at 12 noon in the 5CityTV studios and recorded for later broadcast on government access cable and posting on YouTube, courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation.

The dates and topics for this fall are:

September 18 - “Orphan Trains” by Linda Hein

October 16 - “Women Homesteaders,” by Gail Blankenau

November 20 - “Enclosed Army Forts on the Northern Plains, 1819-1872,” by Thomas R. Buecker

December 18 - “Archeology Q & A,” by Nebraska State Historical Society archeology staff

For more information on the Brown Bag Lecture Series, call 402-471-4764 or email tom.buecker@nebraska.gov

The museum will also continue to offer its family-oriented programs through the fall at the Nebraska State Historical Society headquarters at 1500 R Street.

“Hour at the Museum” story and activity sessions are open for all ages from 10 to 11 a.m. and here are those dates and featured books:

October 14 - Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet by Ann Whitford Paul

December 23 - One Splendid Tree by Marilyn Helmer

December 30 - A Boy Becomes a Man at Wounded Knee by Ted Wood

Free Family Fun Days for children and families will also be held at the NSHS Headquarters, 1500 R Street. Each of the following events will be held between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.:

September 13 - Celebrate Nebraska Archaeology Month by meeting archaeologists and digging to find your own artifacts

November 15 - Civil War Remembrance Day, celebrated with the help of the Sons of Union

December 13 - Veterans of the Civil War, pioneer Christmas decorations for attendees to make and take home

For more information on family programming, call 402-471-4757 or email judy.keetle@nebraska.gov.

And, as always, for information on the Nebraska History Museum's traveling programming, its collections, or its renovations, visit the Nebraska State Historical Society Website.

We look forward to seeing you at the Nebraska History Museum on the Move!


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