Goodrich at Dawes students research Civil War vets buried at Wyuka

Ethan Molifua, an eighth-grader at Goodrich at Dawes Middle School, is getting to know Charles S. Wells this year.
It’s not an easy task, given that Ethan’s introduction to the man was Wells’ headstone at Wyuka Cemetery.
But in the process of finding out about Wells, Ethan will get to know more about the Civil War.

Civil War statue revealed again

There’s a new view of a 97-year-old statue outside the Hall County Courthouse.
The Union soldier stands atop an engraved base that pays tribute to the “defenders of our country. 1861-1865-1898-1900.”
It was a gift from the city of Grand Island and originally unveiled in October 1913.

Battle breaks out at local museum

It was a close battle. Cannons shook the ground, and the crack of rifles tore through the misty air. Both Union and Confederate soldiers fell.
It was a page from history played out at the Lincoln County Historical Museum Saturday. Audiences watched as the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg was reenacted on the museum’s [...]

Battle of Gettysburg coming to North Platte

The first day of the battle for Gettysburg will be fought Sept. 18 at the Lincoln County Historical Museum.
Soldiers of the 1848 Venture Crew from Kearney will join other re-enactors to bring the battle to life at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. at 2403 N. Buffalo Bill Avenue.

Civil War expert to speak at library

Civil War reenactor Ron Rockenbach of Lincoln will be the featured speaker during Friday’s brown bag luncheon at the North Platte Public Library. The program will be “The Common Soldier From The Civil War.” It will begin at noon, is free and is open to the public.
It’s part of this weekend’s Civil War theme that [...]

Civil War museum to be open June 25-27

The Civil War Veteran’s Museum in Nebraska City will be open noon-4 p.m. June 25-27. Visitors can find out what the Civil War was about from both Northern and Southern viewpoints.
The museum is in the Historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall, 910 First Corso. Built in 1894, it is on the National Register of [...]

Exhibit to examine Lincoln’s quest for answers

The Nebraska Supreme Court State Library is hosting the traveling exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.”
Opening ceremony is 2 p.m. Sunday in the Capitol Rotunda.
Based on an original interactive exhibit in Philadelphia, the traveling version explores President Lincoln’s struggle to resolve questions that divided Americans, including: Was the U.S. truly one nation, or [...]

Civil War diary becomes original musical

McCook, Nebraska  – Despite the horror of the Civil War, the American spirit emerged stronger and more heartfelt than ever before. That is the majestic message of “Civil War Voices,” an original musical which will be presented Saturday, Feb. 21, at the historic Fox Theatre in McCook.
The professional presentation will serve as the Western Nebraska [...]