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Nebraska’s historical monuments subject of Fort Hartsuff presentation

LINCOLN, Neb. – The rich, diverse history and heritage of Nebraska as told through its often-secluded historical monuments and markers is the subject of a presentation at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park on June 6.

Marking Nebraska: Our (Mostly) Hidden Historical Monuments, by historian Jeff Barnes, is a review of the state’s earliest historical markers, from setting its borders to marking its trails to honoring its people. The event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks.

Drawing from his site visits and photographs collected from across the state, Barnes shares some of the more interesting, colorful, and even controversial ways Nebraskans told their stories through boulders, tablets, plaques, and statues.

The presentation is in conjunction with Barnes’ newest book, “Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze: Nebraska’s Historical Markers and Monuments.”

A park entry permit is required.

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