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Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission Appointed



Barbara Batie (Lexington)
Ann Olsen Bird (Omaha)
Denise Christensen (Kearney)
Dr. Sara Crook (Peru)
Nancy Faber (Elkhorn)
Deanna Frankforter (Grand Island)
John Gale (Lincoln)
Becky Herian (Alliance)
Christi Janssen (Omaha)
Donna Kush (Omaha)
Frank LaMere (South Sioux City)
Jamesena Grimes Moore (Bellevue)
Dora Olivares (Gering)
Marty Ramirez (Lincoln)
Dr. John L. Strope, Jr. (Lincoln)
Leann Widhalm (Norfolk)
John F. Zimmer, V (Lincoln)

Highlights 2-Day Event Northplatte

Members of the board, government representatives, community leaders and others were invited to attend this two-day event.

Activities began with a private group tour of the famous Golden Spike Tower at the Bailey Rail Yards in North Platte. The tour was followed by a very special reception and dinner at Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. The dinner was a great way for supporters of Nebraska 150 from across the state to join together in this important initiative.


Community Events

Communities across the state will be planning major events for the sesquicentennial celebration and we will keep a complete calendar for easy reference.


Board of Directors

Meet the members of the Board of Directors and Friends of the Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial who have been coordinating the planning for this event since 2012.

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Nebraska 150 “Rooftop Reception” at Farmers Mutual is a great success!

The Nebraska 150 Committee held its second major “board and friends” reception with a special event on the “rooftop” of the exceptional new headquarters of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Lincoln.

“Painting the Legacy of Nebraska” Inaugural 2015 Calendar is Major Success!

This calendar includes the first of the paintings that will ultimately represent all 93 of the Nebraska counties and will be totally completed by the 150th year of statehood in 2017.


Kahoa Elementary State Fair Education Competition Awards

Nebraska 150 is proud to participate with the NebraskaLand Foundation and the Nebraska State Fair Education Competition to recognize exceptional student performance.

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We Salute the Great State of Nevada on its Sesquicentennial in 2014!


Every Nebraskan interested in history and a grand celebration of 150 years of statehood should witness the extraordinary events currently in progress in the state of Nevada. Organizers are providing exceptional opportunities to witness history and share the pride of statehood. It is a great time to visit this beautiful state that joined the union just over two years before Nebraska was admitted in 1867.
In addition, we would like to thank and give credit to the organizers and management of the Nevada Sesquicentennial for providing significant guidance and ideas that have been very beneficial to the initial establishment of the Nebraska 150 website and our entire initiative. They have been gracious, hospitable and tremendously generous with ideas and input in supporting our efforts to plan and develop an outstanding celebration and commemoration of the 150th year of Nebraska statehood. Find out more about the wonderful opportunities in Nevada and join them for the celebration!