Learn About Nebraska’s Historical Monuments at the Library, 7 PM
Mark September 22 at 7 p.m. on your calendars as the Lexington Public Library welcomes author and photographer Jeff Barnes. A Humanities Nebraska speaker, Barnes will be presenting “Marking Nebraska: Our (Mostly) Hidden Historical Monuments,” in which he shares images and stories of Nebraska’s lesser-known historical monuments, placed far off the beaten path. This is our state’s “hidden history,” with long-forgotten stories and rarely seen landscapes, such as the impact of glaciers on our community monuments, or how Nebraska’s first marker nearly went to the bottom of the Missouri and – once placed at its permanent site – still disappeared for 50 years. Wherever possible, markers of the host’s community are also featured.