Noon History Bites – Learn New Things In Just 15 Minutes Over Your Lunch Hour

Noon History Bites at the Nebraska History Museum Centennial Mall and P Streets (131 Centennial Mall North) 12:00-12:15 p.m.

Enjoy meaningful stories that abound at the Nebraska History Museum over your lunch hour. Meet our staff and special guests at the museum for an engaging 15-minute talk on a chosen object or artifact on view. If time allows, stay longer and enjoy your lunch with the new friends you will make.

2016 Schedule

Monday, September 12: Band Director’s Uniform Terry Rush, former student, fellow musician and best man in Jack Snider’s wedding will share stories about the dynamic leader of the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Marching band.

Monday, October 3: William Quesenbury’s Sketchbook Nebraska State Historical Society architect David Murphy will highlight his research findings on the early pioneer William Quesenbury who traveled on the Cherokee and Oregon-California trails and sketched landmarks such as Nebraska’s Chimney Rock in the 1850s.

Monday, November 7: Kawasaki’s first U.S. motorcycle Lanny Nissen, retired engineer for Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation will share his trials and tribulations in assembling the Lincoln-based Japanese company’s first motorcycle built in the United States in 1975.

Monday, December 5: Terri Lee Doll Tina Koeppe, Exhibits Curator at the Nebraska History Museum will bring back childhood memories with post-war toy sensation, the Terri Lee Doll, who made her debut during the Christmas season of 1946.

2017 Schedule

Monday, January 2, 2017: Cushman scooter Kermit Wolff worked as a technical writer, parts illustrator and mechanical designer at Cushman Motor Company for 13 years, until the plant closed in 2002. He will talk about this well-known Lincoln business and the red scooter on view.

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