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2018 Nebraska Book Awards

150@150: Nebraska's Landmark Buildings at the State's Sesquicentennial was named as the recipient of the Nebraska Book Award for Nonfiction (Sesquicentennial) by the Nebraska Center for the Book! Written and photographed by Jeff Barnes, the book highlights Nebraska's rich architectural history going back to territory days to the modern structures of today. The 150 featured buildings cover a broad section of our history as the homes of famous people, government, religion, arts and culture, our ethnic groups, and much more. The full-color book is published by Donning Company Publishers. Order your signed copy here! 

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Writer / Humanities Speaker / Independent Historian

Jeff Barnes


Tuesday, December 11
11:30 a.m.

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Omaha Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution 
Omaha, NE

Wednesday, December 12
12 noon

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
SMPS Luncheon
Omaha, NE

Friday, March 1
4 p.m.

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Chandler View Elementary
Bellevue, NE

Thursday, March 7
6:30 p.m.

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
O'Neill Public Library
O'Neill, NE

Tuesday, March 12
6 p.m.

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Sons of the American Revolution
Omaha, NE

Saturday, August 10
10 a.m.

"The Forts of Nebraska"
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Gering, NE

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Humanities Nebraska programs for Nebraska History Lovers!

Jeff Barnes is one of Humanities Nebraska's most-requested presenters and is booking for 2019! Each of his HN-sponsored talks shares a fascinating chapter of Nebraska history, drawing on numerous photographs and images and engrossing stories of the people or places. Check out his wide variety of talks here, then contact Jeff at (402) 571-1349 or to book him for your organization.