Boone County Museum To Hold Special Memorial Day Program
May 22, 2014 by lmorgan
The Boone County Historical Society will present their third annual “Decoration Day” event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Fuller Park (near the museum grounds) in Albion.
This year’s featured speaker will be Pulitzer Prize nominee Joe Starita, Associate Professor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNL and the author of “I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice”, Nebraska’s reading choice for the 2012 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. Mr. Starita will discuss Ponca chief Standing Bear’s struggle to bury his son in Nebraska and the landmark legal decision which resulted.
The afternoon will also feature displays of quilts by Janet Atkinson, traditional Norwegian Hardanger embroidery by Ellen Norskov, braided rugs by Donna Kruse, woodcarving by Wayne Boilesen, and blacksmithing by Joe Vorbony. Native American artifacts will also be on display.
Patriotic/Civil War music will be provided by Elton Flodman and Pat Boilesen. The Boone County Historical Society Museum will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend. Museum hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission is free and those attending should bring lawn chairs. In case of bad weather this event will be moved to the Casey’s building at the Boone County Fair Grounds. For more information, please contact Boilesen at 402-395-6558 or Paul Hosford at 402-395-6727.
Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides funding for this program. Humanities Nebraska receives support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Other funding provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.