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Saturday, March 3 2018

Nebraska Historic Preservation Conference

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 - 9:15am to Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 4:45pm
Time: 9:15am to 4:45pm
Location: Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus

Spend the day gathering ideas, solutions and inspiration to restore and preserve older homes and buildings. The Nebraska Historic Preservation Conference, March 2, at Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus. Costs is $50 with discounts for Restoration Exchange and Nebraska State Historical Society members. Registration opens February 2. For more information go to http://www.restorationexchange.org/events/preservation-conference/

Witness the Weird!

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

Get a behind the scenes look at the secret places we keep 151 years worth of the odd, strange, and unusual.

Artifacts and oddities include:

  • The Blud-Rub
  • The "My Dream Doll" of nightmares
  • William J. Bryan's portrait inside a pig's rear-end
  • A shotgun gopher trap

Other activities will include a reenactment of the Pioneer Zephyr train cutting its own birthday cake and a some music played on a Wiebe hand-crafted violin. Families will also be able to hear Nebraska stories in Read Aloud stations on all three floors of the museum, take a look inside one of our traveling historical trunks, and see how archeology is like a puzzle.

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