A Note from our Director – October 2016

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the garage sale a successful fundraiser for the museum. The sale is two very long days and work commences well before the first customer makes their purchase. The hard work however does pay off. This year, the museum raised around $3,500. That is several hundred dollars more than last year. These funds help to support the museum throughout the year. The garage sale assists in covering expenses, such as when we need to purchase paper for the newsletter, pay our water or phone bill, cover the cost of a stipend for a program, or anything else that allows us to effectively function as a pillar for local history. If you donated, purchased, volunteered, or just helped to spread the word about the event, thank you.

For October, author and historian Paul Hedren will be joining us on Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. His talk will highlight the western frontier, a subject where he is quite a scholar. In addition to having a career with the National park Service for nearly 37 years, Hedren has written nearly a dozen books. His topics include the Great Sioux War, General Custer, and Fort Laramie. His awards are too numerous to list here. Expect this to be a very high quality program. Best of all, the program is free and open to all. Please consider bringing a favorite snack or treat to share. I hope to see you there.

See you at the museum,

Ben Justman Executive Director

Comment (1)

  1. Ed Laugel

    We need your assistance in tracking down a Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) marker titled “Bellevue”. The text is on website: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/markers/texts/bellevue.htm
    It was sponsored by Sarpy County Historical Society & Historical Land Mark Council (That’s NSHS now)
    The last known location was: US 73 and 75 by Bellevue (east side), Sarpy County. But we can’t find it today.
    Other NSHS signs in your area include: Fontenelle Bank – County Courthouse, Bellevue Log Cabin and Oto Mission.
    Who are “we”? My Wife Denvia Capozio is on the NSHS board. I’m Retired AFR Major Ed Laugel. For the state’s 175 anniversary, we’re reviewing as many marker as we can, verifying they are in good shape and getting a GEO location tag for them.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    P.S. Can we confirm the marker “Bellevue Depot” believed removed in 1987 from Haworth park is truly gone forever?


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