Dawson County Historical Society Conducts Annual Meeting In Gothenburg
In keeping with the Dawson County Historical Society Museum’s 2017 theme, “150 Years of Dawson County in Nebraska,” the group spotlighted the state’s upcoming Sesquicentennial at their annual meeting Saturday at Stonehearth Estates.
Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commissioner Barb Bierman Batie of Lexington spoke about her three years on the commission and activities celebrating the state’s 150th birthday set for March 1 and throughout the rest of the year.
Batie encouraged all county residents to join in the celebration by going online to the Nebraska 150 website at www.ne150.org and review the listing of official events and activity options.
Dawson County is privileged to be hosting some of the traveling exhibits associated with the Sesquicentennial noted Crystal Werger, Dawson County Museum executive director. “We are one of the sites chosen as a stop for the Traveling Children’s Museum and during December we will be hosting a group of paintings by artist Todd Williams, who created the “Legacy of Nebraska” project, which consists of one painting depicting each of Nebraska’s 93 counties.”
In addition, Batie noted the museum will host the Commission on Aug. 4 for their bi-monthly board meeting and the Wilson Library in Cozad will have quilts by winners of the Sesquicentennial Quilt competition on display during “Quilt Around the Block.”
Werger added that the museum is planning special activities and displays during each month of the Sesquicentennial year. The art gallery is currently hosting a display compiled in cooperation with Dawson Public Power District titled, “Eighty Years of Dawson Public Power,” there will be a Statehood Day Coffee on March 1, an art show featuring works from the museum’s own art collection, an Edwardian tea and more.
In her annual report, Werger noted that museum attendance is up; a complete museum inventory is underway, the Mainstreet exhibit is getting walls, and they recently completed a series of Tuesday night classes on President’s and their families.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.