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2019

NU@150: 12 Events that Shaped the University of Nebraska

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

Kay Logan-Peters, architectural librarian and author of the book, “The University of Nebraska-Lincoln” will identify twelve key events that formed Nebraska’s largest educational institution. Learn how the University’s location was determined; why there are two campuses in Lincoln; and who were the decision makers who facilitated the course of “Dear Old Nebraska U.” 

Sessions with the Senator: Tom Vickers on his "political hero" George Norris

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: George Norris Home

Join us at 2:00pm on Saturday January 19th at the Norris home for a talk from Tom Vickers, a former Nebraska State Senator from Farnam, who proclaims George Norris as his "political hero." Vickers will be speaking about Norris' influence on the Nebraska Unicameral and Nebraska Public Power.

The George Norris Home is located at 706 Norris Avenue in McCook, Nebraska.

Free Family Fun Day: Celebrating Black History Month

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for an afternoon celebrating and recognizing the history of Black Americans in Nebraska and Lincoln. Featuring kid-friendly hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt, read-aloud sessions, and a great artistic performance.

Funding for this event is provided in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment 

Nebraska: Crossroads of the Western Fur Trade

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Join us at Chimney Rock for the first in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series.

Darrel Draper will be presenting an entertaining and amusing history of the fur trade, including trading companies, personalities and the achievements of the fur traders and mountain men who lived in or passed through Nebraska.

This tabloid-style review of the oddities and ironies of the
industry will be presented been in a fun and stylized way but is backed up with thorough research. It recounts some of the bizarre events that resulted in the most important discoveries of land and routes enabling the U.S. to claim and populate the West.

Film Screening: Greased Lightning

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

Join us at the Nebraska History Museum for a special screening of Greased Lightning and a lecture exploring a history of Black American men breaking through racial barriers.

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Kwakiutl Dreher, Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UNL.

Greased Lightning is a 1977 biopic starring Richard Pryor based on the life of Wendell Scott member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and first black driver to win a race at NASCAR's premier level.

Funding for this event is provided in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment 

Sunday at the Rock: Our Plains Indian Heritage

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Join us at Chimney Rock for another installment in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series.

Phyllis R. Stone, a descendant of Chief Iron Shell, an elder of the
Rosebud Sioux tribe and a Sun Dancer, will explain the uses and traditions of handmade items she brings for this presentation — items from both past and present American Indian cultures. 

Dressed in a traditional Sioux woman’s dress, she speaks about the life of the Rosebud Sioux as she shares artifacts. She describes life on the reservation and how her family combines their Indian heritage with other interests. Also included in the talk are artifacts and legends of the Mountain Man and the relationship of that culture to the Indians of the Plains.

Sundays at The Rock: The Forts of Nebraska

Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location: Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Join us at Chimney Rock for another installment in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series.

Nebraska’s forts were among the first, last and most important on the Great Plains. They were built to promote trade, to protect travelers and settlers, to fight the Indian tribes and then to keep the peace. 

During that time, they hosted some great names of American history, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Crazy Horse, George Custer, Robert E. Lee, Red Cloud, and Mark Twain. Jeff Barnes tells the story of Nebraska’s 12 military forts and what today’s visitors will find at the sites.

2019

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