The official “kick off event” of the Nebraska City Chautauqua will be held at Peru State College, as part of their 150th anniversary. Peru State College is Nebraska‘s first college, founded on June 20, 1867. The official “Meet the Chautauquans” public event will be held in Peru the evening of June 20 as part of their celebration. PSC alumni and friends will be encouraged to attend the events in Nebraska City later that week.
The Nebraska City Chautauqua has been listed on the Nebraska 150 statewide calendar of as one of the sesquicentennial events. 2017 is also the 150th anniversary of Nebraska becoming the 37th state in the USA.