The ‘Mad’ Queen of the Prairies
February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| FREE
Join us Feb. 26, from 2-4 p.m., for a FREE program. No RSVP is needed.
Jeff has found a great amount of forgotten information on pre-Civil War Nebraska and will show and tells of things you have probably never seen nor heard before, such as historical maps of a Nebraska which dwarfed Texas; the 1853 provisional government of William Walker, a Wyandotte Indian chief; the very first image of Omaha City from 1855 as well as images of our “ad hoc” capitols; and the serious consideration the 1856 territorial legislature gave to women’s suffrage, which would have been the nation’s first.
Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.
More about the Speaker: Jeff Barnes
A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Jeff Barnes is a former newspaper reporter and editor, trustee with the Nebraska State Historical Society, past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director for the Durham Museum. He is the author of “Forts of the Northern Plains,”, “The Great Plains Guide to Custer,” and “The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill.”