Some celebrations are too good to wait for, which is why Stuhr Museum, the Edith Abbott Memorial Library and the Hall County Historical Society are celebrating Nebraska’s 150th birthday one year early during a weekend of activity July 8 & 9. During this weekend, all three institutions will be hosting a variety of programming aimed at celebrating the heritage and history of Central Nebraska in the lead up to the State’s Sesquicentennial in 2017.
Best of all, events are all free and open to the public!
●Live music by David Seay, 7-9 pm Friday, July 8 at Burlington Station. This event includes a "hobo dinner" and refreshments for $5 while they last.
●The “Tracks Through Hall County” exhibt both days at Stuhr Museum, 9-5 p.m. Admission fees apply during the day.
●Lakota Stories by Jerome Kills Small at 10 am Saturday at the Edith Abbott Memorial Library. Admission is free.
●“Willa Cather’s Life in Letters” by Andrew Jewell at 2 pm Saturday at the Edith Abbott Memorial Library. Admission is free.
●“The Legacy of Black Elk” by Nancy Gillis at 5 pm Saturday, July 9 at Stuhr Museum. Admission is free.
●“Harvesting Food & Medicines in the Dakota Tradition” by Jerome Kills Small at 7 pm Saturday, July 9 at Stuhr Museum. Admission is free.
This programming is made possible through money remaining after the Nebraska Chautauqua in 2014 and is a great community kick off to Nebraska’s 150th Sesquecentennial Birthday Celebration. The public is invited to all these events, many of which are free.
For more information, contact the museum at (308) 385-5316.