Brown Bag Lecture Series Forum

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Schedule of Brown Bag Lecture Series Forum

March 21, 2013

Pawnee Origins
Presenter: Rob Bozell
, NSHS Highway Archeology Program Manager

Rob Bozell examines evidence on where the Pawnee people came from and when.


April 18, 2013

Regional Sites Associated with George Custer
Presenter: Jeff Barnes
, Historian and NSHS Trustee

Historian and NSHS Trustee Jeff Barnes, author of "The Great Plains Guide to Custer," discusses regional sites associated with the Boy General.


May 16, 2013

Captain Jack Crawford, the "Poet Scout"
Presenter: Paul Hedren
, Noted Sioux War Historian and Author

Noted Sioux War historian and author Paul Hedren talks on Captain Jack Crawford, the "Poet Scout" and subject of his latest book.


June 20, 2013

Sod Construction in the West
Presenter: John Carter
, NSHS Historian

NSHS Historian John Carter presents new information and insights on sod construction in the West.


July 18, 2013

Cowboy Life: in Reality and in Imagination
Presenter: Jim Potter
, NSHS Historian and Associate Editor

In conjunction with an upcoming Nebraska History Museum exhibit, Jim Potter will talk on the life of a cowboy in reality and imagination.


August 15, 2013

The 1913 Omaha Tornado
Presenter: Catherine Biba
, Historian

This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the 1913 Omaha Tornado. Historian Catherine Biba looks back on an early natural disaster.


September 19, 2013

Favorite Lincoln Buildings
Presenter: Jim McKee
, Lincoln Historian and NSHS Trustee

Lincoln historian and NSHS trustee Jim McKee will take a look at his favorite Lincoln buildings.


October 17, 2013

National Museum of Roller Skating Collections
Presenter: James Vannurden
, National Museum of Roller Skating Director and Curator

Roll along with Director and Curator James Vannurden as he tells about Lincoln's National Museum of Roller Skating and its fascinating collection.


November 21, 2013

Nebraska Railroads (topic)
Presenter: James Reisdorff
, Railroad Historian and Author

James Reisdorff, railroad historian and author from David City, will talk on a Nebraska railroad topic.


December 19, 2013

Treasures from the Collections (program)
Presenter: NSHS Collections Curators