A Note from our Director – Nov/Dec 2015

If you were able to drop in on our fundraiser night at Pizza Ranch or attend the cemetery tour, thank you. We could not have asked for a nicer day for our cemetery tour of Anderson Grove Cemetery. Included in the featured graves were Samantha and Amos Gates, Sarpy County’s first power couple. We also saw the headstone of William Ireland, Civil War veteran who rose from Private to Second Lieutenant during his service with the 2nd Nebraska. Those in attendance also learned¬†about a local World War I veteran, who’s life was cut short when he was one of the first throughout the world to be fatally stricken with the 1918 Spanish Flu, a global pandemic that ultimately killed between 50-110 million people. Also highlighted were prominent farmers, pioneers, an early doctor, and one of of the first Sarpy County Commissioners.

I hope you will drop in for any of our December programs and events. December is a busy month and that’s here at the museum as well. We’ll have our Christmas Open House, “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian exhibit, and related programs including Darel Draper and other presenters, a walking tour of historic downtown Papillion¬†and youth programs.I hope you can join us thourhgout these unique and exciting happenings.

See you at the museum!

Ben Justman, Sarpy County Museum Executive Director