Kearney Public Library invites you to historian and author Jeff Barnes presentation of “Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings” on Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m., at the library.
- He will do a second presentation of this program at the Peterson Senior Activity Center on Friday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. Peterson Center is located at 2020 W 11th Street.
The rich and diverse history and heritage of the state of Nebraska through its buildings is the subject of this upcoming presentation. The 45-minute talk presents the diversity of the state’s buildings, from an 1830s-era cabin along to its internationally noted state capitol through a state-of-the-art cancer center of today.
The talk is derived from Barnes’ new book, 150@150: Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings at the State’s Sesquicentennial, a celebration of the built world of Nebraska in its 150th anniversary of statehood. This colorful, richly photographed collection includes the earliest buildings constructed by newcomers to the territory, its most recognizable landmarks, and the newest and most dynamic structures designed by the architectural firms of today.
The Frank House, Museum of Nebraska Art (former U.S. Post Office), Peterson-Yanney Memorial Bell Tower, and the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument are Kearney landmark buildings featured in the book, presented by the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska and the American Institute of Architects-Nebraska Chapter.
A former newspaper reporter and editor, Barnes writes freelance and lives in Omaha. He is a fifth-generation Nebraskan, a trustee of the Nebraska State Historical Society, former chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and past marketing director of the Durham Museum.
This program is free and open to the public.