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Posted on: February 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The History of Arts and Culture in Kearney

History of Arts and Cultues

Kearney Public Library and UNK-History Department welcome you to the History Brown Bag lunch series Wednesday, February 8 from noon-1:00 pm. Chuck Peek and Nathan Tye will present “The History of Arts and Culture in Kearney.”

For 150 years the residents of Kearney have fostered a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The Kearney Creates project documents “the transformative character of our artists and the Kearney community” in its myriad forms. This presentation, by members of the project’s editorial board, will provide an overview of the history of Kearney’s arts and culture and how they are documenting this story, as well as ways in which community members can contribute to the project.

Chuck Peek is a poet and retired UNK English professor. He serves as editor-in-chief of the Kearney Creates project. Nathan Tye, is an Assistant Professor of Nebraska and American West History. Dr. Tye is deeply interested in local and community history, particularly those histories that are marginalized, overlooked, or little known. He’s the archivist/historian for Kearney Creates.

This program is free and open to the public so bring your lunch and learn! This collaborative program is presented by UNK-History Department, and the Kearney Public Library. Mark your calendars for this ongoing series on March 8th.


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