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2018 Nebraska Book Awards

'150@150' Wins Nonfiction Book Award!


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I write books about legendary people and places of the Great Plains. Check out my titles here!


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. 

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I write about Great Plains history, but I also write about fascinating automobiles. Check out my car blog here!   


​Thursday, January 17
12 noon

"Custer in Omaha"
Southwest Omaha Kiwanis
Omaha, NE

Sunday, February 17
2 p.m.

"The Forts of Nebraska"
Chimney Rock NHS Visitor Center
Bayard, NE

Friday, March 1
4 p.m.

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

Tuesday, March 5
1 p.m.

"Custer in Nebraska"
Liberty House
Wahoo, 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

Tuesday, March 19
9:30 a.m.

"McAuliffe's Last Stand: An Omahan's Attempt to Memorialize Custer"
Golden K Kiwanis
Omaha, NE

Tuesday, May 14
6:30 p.m.

"Jesse James in Iowa and Nebraska"
Lied Public Library
Clarinda, NE

Saturday, August 10
10 a.m.

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

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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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