Nebraska's Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebrations

June 21st, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

FREE

Youth Chautauqua Camp


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton James Public Library
Description: A Youth Camp will take place June 19-23 at the Morton James Public Library. The camp will be conducted by Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer of “Ride into History,” a Kansas-based historical performance touring troupe. The youth will become “Chautauquans” through a model that instructs them to research, create and present as accurately as possible historical figures from the Nebraska City community. On Friday evening, the youth participants will bring their characters to life by presenting on stage and in costume at the main Chautauqua performance. The youth will develop research and presentation skills which will serve them well.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Peru State College's 150th Anniversary


Description: Peru State College and the State of Nebraska share a birthyear! PSC will turn 150 years old on June 20th. It's kinda a big deal, so a major party is being planned. Click on the PSC website below for details!
Website: http://www.peru.edu/150/
FREE

Youth Chautauqua Camp


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton James Public Library
Description: A Youth Camp will take place June 19-23 at the Morton James Public Library. The camp will be conducted by Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer of “Ride into History,” a Kansas-based historical performance touring troupe. The youth will become “Chautauquans” through a model that instructs them to research, create and present as accurately as possible historical figures from the Nebraska City community. On Friday evening, the youth participants will bring their characters to life by presenting on stage and in costume at the main Chautauqua performance. The youth will develop research and presentation skills which will serve them well.
FREE

Meet the Chautauquans


Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Peru State College

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FREE

Humanities Nebraska Chautauqua - "World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War"


Time: June 21-24, all day
Location: Nebraska City High School
Description: Chautauqua combines oratory and lectures with literary readings and musical entertainment. The Nebraska Chautauqua offers opportunities for audiences to come together to develop a fuller understanding of the lasting influences of the Great War. Daily workshops will give participants a chance to discuss the legacy of the Great War. Additional programs include a Youth Chautauqua Day Camp, and local history programs.
Website: http://humanitiesnebraska.org/program/chautauqua/

Meet the Chautauquans


Time: Noon
Location: Nebraska City Rotary Club
FREE

Youth Chautauqua Camp


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton James Public Library
Description: A Youth Camp will take place June 19-23 at the Morton James Public Library. The camp will be conducted by Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer of “Ride into History,” a Kansas-based historical performance touring troupe. The youth will become “Chautauquans” through a model that instructs them to research, create and present as accurately as possible historical figures from the Nebraska City community. On Friday evening, the youth participants will bring their characters to life by presenting on stage and in costume at the main Chautauqua performance. The youth will develop research and presentation skills which will serve them well.
FREE

Men of Bronze - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.
FREE

Picketing the President - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.

Evening Chautauqua Activities


Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: NCHS Auditorium
Description: Each evening, audiences will gather to enjoy local music and entertainment followed by a presentation by one of the four Chautauqua performers, moderated by President Woodrow Wilson. Following a 40 minute presentation as his or her historic figure, audiences will be invited to ask questions of the scholars who will answer first as their respective historical figures and then as themselves. TONIGHT: WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FREE

WWI Weapons - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: Noon
Location: GAR Hall
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.
FREE

Youth Chautauqua Camp


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton James Public Library
Description: A Youth Camp will take place June 19-23 at the Morton James Public Library. The camp will be conducted by Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer of “Ride into History,” a Kansas-based historical performance touring troupe. The youth will become “Chautauquans” through a model that instructs them to research, create and present as accurately as possible historical figures from the Nebraska City community. On Friday evening, the youth participants will bring their characters to life by presenting on stage and in costume at the main Chautauqua performance. The youth will develop research and presentation skills which will serve them well.
FREE

Opposition of the Great War - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.
FREE

Winning Hearts and Minds


Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.

Evening Chautauqua Activities


Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: NCHS Auditorium
Description: Each evening, audiences will gather to enjoy local music and entertainment followed by a presentation by one of the four Chautauqua performers, moderated by President Woodrow Wilson. Following a 40 minute presentation as his or her historic figure, audiences will be invited to ask questions of the scholars who will answer first as their respective historical figures and then as themselves. TONIGHT: JANE ADDAMS

Friday, June 23, 2017

FREE

Post-War Relief Efforts - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: Noon
Location: GAR Hall
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.
FREE

Youth Chautauqua Camp


Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Morton James Public Library
Description: A Youth Camp will take place June 19-23 at the Morton James Public Library. The camp will be conducted by Ann Birney and Joyce Thierer of “Ride into History,” a Kansas-based historical performance touring troupe. The youth will become “Chautauquans” through a model that instructs them to research, create and present as accurately as possible historical figures from the Nebraska City community. On Friday evening, the youth participants will bring their characters to life by presenting on stage and in costume at the main Chautauqua performance. The youth will develop research and presentation skills which will serve them well.
FREE

German Americans - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.
FREE

Literature of WWI


Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.

Evening Chautauqua Activities


Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: NCHS Auditorium
Description: Each evening, audiences will gather to enjoy local music and entertainment followed by a presentation by one of the four Chautauqua performers, moderated by President Woodrow Wilson. Following a 40 minute presentation as his or her historic figure, audiences will be invited to ask questions of the scholars who will answer first as their respective historical figures and then as themselves. TONIGHT: YOUTH CHAUTAUQUANS PRESENT / W.E.B. DUBOIS

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FREE

Women of WWI - Chautauqua Workshop


Time: Noon
Location: GAR Hall
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.
FREE

Religion in Politics


Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Arbor Bank
Description: During the four days of the Chautauqua events, educational workshops and hands-on activities will enable youth and adults to learn more about the local impact of the Great War in Nebraska City (one example is the Memorial Building which was built in 1922 by Nebraska City citizens to honor WWI soldiers). Adults will be able to participate in educational workshops taught by the Chautauqua scholars and a pre-Chautauqua reading/film series in the months preceding the performances.

Evening Chautauqua Activities


Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: NCHS Auditorium
Description: Each evening, audiences will gather to enjoy local music and entertainment followed by a presentation by one of the four Chautauqua performers, moderated by President Woodrow Wilson. Following a 40 minute presentation as his or her historic figure, audiences will be invited to ask questions of the scholars who will answer first as their respective historical figures and then as themselves. TONIGHT: EDITH WHARTON

Sunday, August 20, 2017

$10 / $75

Central Avenue Farm to Fork and Sip & Stroll Event


Time: 2 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets
Description: Celebrate local foods with our first annual FARM TO FORK and SIP & STROLL events! For only $10 from 2-5 p.m. on August 20th, you can purchase a SIP & STROLL ticket and sample wines and goodies from local restaurants and farmers. Beginning at 5 p.m., the $75 seven-course meal begins! It will feature farm fresh local meats, vegetables, fruits, jams, baked goods, and more! Nebraska City has never seen anything like this before!
Website: Purchase tickets here

Monday, August 21, 2017

FREE

Solar Eclipse 2017


Time: Around 1 p.m.
Location: All across the state!
Description: On Aug. 21, 2017, American skywatchers will be treated to a rare and spectacular celestial show — the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades. The "Great American Total Solar Eclipse" will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a stretch of land about 70 miles wide...and Nebraska is right in the middle of it all! Nebraska City itself is just at the top edge of the viewing area, so we are the perfect place to find lodging and things to do while you wait for the big event. Make your reservations today! (and don't forget your proper eye protection!)
Website: http://gonebraskacity.com/stay/

Thursday, September 7, 2017

$15 / $20

Spirit of Brownville Riverboat Cruises


Time: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. September 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th
Location: Departing from the Riverview Marina
Description: The narrated river cruises will be on the Spirit of Brownville and leave from the Riverview Marina in Nebraska City at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day from September 7th through the 10th, offering passengers the chance to relax and learn about the Missouri River’s past, present, and future. Tickets will be available in the months prior to the event for $15 per person, or at the dock on the day of the cruise for $20 per person. Cruises are a minimum of one hour in length.
Website: https://squareup.com/store/gonebraskacity

Friday, September 15, 2017

Nebraska City's 49th Annual AppleJack Festival


Time: All weekend!
Location: Everywhere! Seriously...have you ever been here during AppleJack?!?!
Description: The mother of all fruit-based festivals. We heart apples. Click on through to our AppleJack Festival page for details (it will be updated as the big weekend gets closer).
Website: http://gonebraskacity.com/festival/apple-jack-festival/

Friday, October 6, 2017

FREE

Truckin' Through Nebraska


Description: Truckin’ Through Nebraska is a fun, hands-on children’s museum experience created for the kids of Nebraska in honor of the 150th anniversary of statehood in 2017. It will provide a unique, entertaining and unforgettable learning experience to thousands of children living in areas of the state without their own children’s museum. This amazing Traveling Children's Museum will be in Nebraska City!!!
Website: https://ne150.org/museum/

Saturday, October 7, 2017

FREE

Truckin' Through Nebraska


Description: Truckin’ Through Nebraska is a fun, hands-on children’s museum experience created for the kids of Nebraska in honor of the 150th anniversary of statehood in 2017. It will provide a unique, entertaining and unforgettable learning experience to thousands of children living in areas of the state without their own children’s museum. This amazing Traveling Children's Museum will be in Nebraska City!!!
Website: https://ne150.org/museum/

Sunday, October 8, 2017

FREE

Truckin' Through Nebraska


Description: Truckin’ Through Nebraska is a fun, hands-on children’s museum experience created for the kids of Nebraska in honor of the 150th anniversary of statehood in 2017. It will provide a unique, entertaining and unforgettable learning experience to thousands of children living in areas of the state without their own children’s museum. This amazing Traveling Children's Museum will be in Nebraska City!!!
Website: https://ne150.org/museum/

Friday, October 13, 2017

$50

Steamboat Trace Trail Festival Banquet


Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Lied Lodge & Conference Center
Description: We are excited to introduce a new festival to southeast Nebraska, one that unites the three communities of Nebraska City, Peru, and Brownville along the Steamboat Trace Trail. There is no better way to kick off a new festival than with a yummy banquet! The banquet will be hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation to welcome each participant, celebrate Nebraska’s heritage and future, and inspire participants to collaborate on extending the Steamboat Trace Trail for future generations.
Website: http://www.steamboattrace.com/buy-tickets.html

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Steamboat Trace Trail Festival


Time: All Day
Description: Steamboat Trace Trail Festivals will be held in Nebraska City, Peru, and Brownville on Saturday, October 14, providing neat and educational opportunities to foster community involvement and pride in our state. Events include Living History demonstrations, tours, live music, speakers, children's activities, food, food, and more food! Old Time Autumn Festival in Brownville will showcase the arts. Peru’s festival will showcase Peru State College and its unique trail head with presentations from Nebraska Humanities speakers Clemente and Holtz. Nebraska City will host the banquet, Gran Fondo, and a Festival involving each orchard and the community.
Website: http://www.steamboattrace.com/
$50

Gran Fondo Bike Ride


Time: All Day
Description: The Gran Fondo will begin at one Nebraska treasure - Arbor Lodge - and end at another - Brownville. Participants will experience farmland at or near harvest, the Missouri River and bluffs, southeast Nebraska flora and fauna, a historic trail, and three historic towns.
Website: http://www.steamboattrace.com/buy-tickets.html
$10

Festival Bus Transportation


Description: Buses will run services to each town for those who prefer to ride in style.
Website: http://www.steamboattrace.com/buy-tickets.html

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day: Past, Present, & Future


Location: Memorial Building
Description: Details to come