Western History Lecture Series @ the Library
The public is invited to free Western History programs held on the following Wednesday afternoons at the Kathleen Lute Public Library, 610 West A in Ogallala. These interesting and entertaining programs recount history through stories, songs and poems. Major funding provided by Humanities Nebraska.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021 AT 2 PM MDT
NEBRASKA: CROSSROADS OF THE WESTERN FUR TRADE
Presented by Darrel Draper. Enjoy hearing the inside story about fur trading in pioneer days.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021 AT 2 PM MDT
WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN SELDOM MAKE HISTORY
Presented by Deb Carpenter-Nolting and Lyn Messersmith.
Stories, songs and poems about women who left footprints on history by stepping out of place.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021 AT 2 PM MDT
MARKING NEBRASKA: OUR (MOSTLY) HIDDEN HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
Presented by Jeff Barnes. Enjoy this armchair tour of some of Nebraska’s most interesting historical markers.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021 AT 2 PM MDT
NEBRASKA’S WINDING ROAD TO STATEHOOD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A FEMALE SETTLER
Presented by Sara Brandes Crook. A female settler, recounts the issues of Nebraska’s territorial days.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 AT 2 PM MDT
OVERLAND TRAILS: THE CHILDREN ON THE TRAIL
Presented by Renae Hunt. Learn what it was like to be a child pioneer from first-hand accounts.