Nebraska Celebrates 150 in 2017

There is no place like Nebraska … especially in 2017.

The Cornhusker State is commemorating 150 years of statehood with tributes all year long. Sesquicentennial celebrations are planned statewide to connect Nebraskans, enhance state pride and illuminate state history for the next generation, according to First Lady Susanne Shore.

“The Nebraska 150 Celebration allows us to pause for a moment, reflect on how far we’ve come as a state, take pride in who we are as Nebraskans and chart the course for our future,” Shore said.

The state is being celebrated from the capital city to the farthest corners. North Platte’s annual Nebraskaland Days has lined up country music stars Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam to perform during its 10-day celebration in June.

David City’s Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art hosts exhibit of 150 artworks from 150 Nebraska artists. Seward, Nebraska’s official Fourth of July city, ignites a dazzling fireworks display in honor of the state’s sesquicentennial.

Chadron commemorates one of the state’s earliest industries with Fur Trade Days. The Norfolk Art Center features the best photos of historic sites and hidden treasures from all 93 counties. Lincoln’s Centennial Mall puts an exclamation point on the sesquicentennial year with a cultural fair, fireworks show and statewide Cornhuskers tailgate party during Salute to the Good Life Sept. 22-23.

For 150 years Nebraskans have steadily built a legacy as hardworking pioneers. Here’s to another 150 years of doing things the Nebraska way.

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