Did you know that Nebraska hosted the largest number of forts on the northern plains, including the first and last forts of the Plains Indian Wars? Join author and fifth-generation Nebraskan Jeff Barnes as he presents a program on the U.S. Army posts of Nebraska and their role in the history and heritage of the state. He will introduce his new book Forts of the Northern Plains on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Avenue.
A former chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission and director of marketing for the Durham Western Heritage Museum, Jeff presents these historic sites which hosted presidents, foreign dignitaries, explorers, and names like Custer, Crazy Horse, and Buffalo Bill in addition to their soldiers. All ages are welcome. A book signing will follow his presentation. This program is sponsored by the Kearney Public Library and the Buffalo County Historical Society.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for other upcoming Library programs. Author, Stew Magnuson - April 9 at 7:00 p.m.; Spring Book Club Festival – Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m., and Author, Terrye Robins – Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. All programs are free of charge and will take place at the Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Avenue.