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2018 Nebraska Book Awards

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Jeff Barnes

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'150@150' Wins Nonfiction Book Award!

Barney's Auto Blog

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

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! 

Jeff's Books

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


​Saturday, November 3
2 p.m.

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Columbus Public Library
Columbus, NE

Thursday, November 8
2 p.m.

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
The Landing at Williamsburg
Lincoln, NE

Monday, November 19
10 a.m.

"Jesse James in Nebraska"
St. Edward Public Library
St. Edward, NE

Saturday, December 1
2:30-6:30 p.m.
Remarks and Book Signing
Nebraska Book Awards
Nebraska History Museum
Lincoln, NE

Tuesday, December 11
11:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday, December 12
12 noon

"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
SMPS Luncheon
Omaha, 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

Humanities Nebraska programs for Nebraska History Lovers!

Jeff Barnes is one of Humanities Nebraska's most-requested presenters and is now booking for 2018! 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 husker80@cox.net to book him for your organization.