Nebraska’s Big Birthday

Do you know the connection between the last official document signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Nebraska? It’s a little known fact that the last official document President Lincoln signed right before his death reappointed Nebraska’s territorial Governor. That document is on display at the Nebraska State Historical Society. This and other fun facts about Nebraska’s history will be highlighted through one of four new initiatives unveiled ahead of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial birthday. Get ready to celebrate because Nebraska’s big birthday is right around the corner! On March 1, 2017, we’ll be celebrating 150 years of statehood for the Good Life. Over the past two years, my wife Susanne has been working with Nebraskans across the state to put together 13 programs and events to help us celebrate all year long. In their planning, Susanne and her team had three major goals: bridge communities, connect Nebraskans, and enhance state pride. This week, Susanne and I hosted a launch event for the sesquicentennial at the State Capitol where we unveiled four web-based programs to get the celebration underway.
 

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