Brown Bag History Series

Bring your lunch and learn! These seasonally recurring events bring highly-qualified speakers to the library to share about varied topics of cultural, historical, or scientific interest. These free programs are presented by the University of Nebraska at Kearney's History Department and History Nebraska at the Kearney Public Library. #HistoryRemembered

Brown Bag Lunch Option 1

Dr. Nathan Tye (UNK)

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Kearney Public Library

Confronting the 'Annual Plague of Hobos:' The History of Transient Labor in Nebraska, 1870–1930Brown Bag Nov 2019

Dr. Tye is an assistant professor at UNK and was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska. He holds a B.A. from Creighton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Tye specializes in Nebraska History, the history of the American West and Midwest, Labor History, Gender and Sexuality, as well as Digital and Public History.

His research documents the fascinating but misunderstood lives of hobos, tramps, and other transient workers that traveled across the West and Midwest by hopping trains from the 1870s through 1930s.

Cole Kruger (UNK)

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2020
  • Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Kearney Public Library

Catherine Biba (Hastings College)

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  • Noon–1:00 p.m.
  • Kearney Public Library