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​UPCOMING APPEARANCES


Thursday, May 3
12 noon

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
North Platte Public Library
North Platte, NE

Tuesday, May 8
7 p.m.
Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Keene Memorial Library
Fremont, NE

Thursday, May 17
12 noon

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Southwest Omaha Kiwanis
Omaha, NE

Sunday, May 27
2 p.m.

Presentation
"To Live and Die on the Plains"
Fort Kearny State Historic Site
Kearney, NE

Saturday, June 2
TBD

Presentation
"To Live and Die on the Plains"
Cattlemen's Ball
(Private Event - Ticket Required)
Hebron, NE

Friday, June 8
12 noon

Presentation
"Sand Hills and Sandlots: The Amazing Story of Rushville's Modisett Ball Park"
North Platte Public Library
North Platte, NE

Wednesday, June 20
6:30 p.m.

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society
Omaha, NE

Sunday, July 8
2 p.m.

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Homestead National Monument
Beatrice, NE

Saturday, July 28
2 p.m.

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Tilden Public Library
Tilden, NE

Saturday, August 11
1:30 p.m.

Presentation
"To Live and Die on the Plains"
Old Settlers Celebration
Indianola, NE

Sunday, August 12
TBD

Presentation
"Buffalo Bill and the Battles of Beaver Creek"
Last Indian Raid Museum
Oberlin, KS

Tuesday, September 4
6:30 p.m.

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Oakland Public Library
Oakland, NE

Sunday, September 9
2 p.m.
Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Seward Public Library
Seward, NE

Tuesday, September 18
7 p.m.

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Valentine Public Library
Valentine, NE

Tuesday, October 2
6:30 p.m.

Presentation
"Nebraska's Landmark Buildings"
Major Isaac Sadler-La Belle Vue Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Bellevue, NE

Thursday, October 4
6:30 p.m.

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

​Saturday, November 3
2 p.m.

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

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Writer / Humanities Speaker / Independent Historian

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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. 

Now Available!

Presented by the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska and the American Institute of Architects-Nebraska Chapter, 150@150: Nebraska's Landmark Buildings at the State's Sesquicentennial features 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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