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Thursday, August 15 2019

Man on horseback shooting two pistols while the horse jumps over an obstacle.

Cavalry Demonstration

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Fort Robinson

Join us from August 15-17 as we welcome Fort Riley's Commanding General Mounted Color Guard back to Fort Robinson!

The group will perform demonstrations involving Cavalry skills, shooting skills, and equipment used by the U.S. Army from the 1860s-1880s at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day. They will also be available around the grounds and at the Post Museum to answer questions from the public about Army life, what it takes to be a member of the Mounted Color Guard, and their performances.

All activities are free and open to the public, although a park permit will be required for admittance.

Graphic for the Brown Bag lecture featuring an image of Grace Crandall Richardson

Grace Crandall Richardson: Nebraska's Persistent Suffragist

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

Dr. Amy Forss, chair of the History Department and Social Science co-representative at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, will unpack Grace Crandall Richardson's personal scrapbooks to offer insights into the life of one of Nebraska's fighting suffragists.

Images and personal memories outline Richardson's campaign and her role in the 1917-1919 Nebraska Supreme Court case Barkley vs. Pool. Included in the presentation are photographs and artifacts from the History Nebraska collection and excerpts from the unpublished autobiography.

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