Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Dedication of TWO state historical markers in Custer County Nebraska

NEWS from the Custer County Historical Society

 

The Custer County Historical Society will dedicate two new Nebraska Historical Markers on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  These markers, in addition to the 530+ across the state, tell the sometimes forgotten stories of Nebraska’s history that are worth knowing. 

The first ceremony will be at 10:00 AM for the MITCHELL AND KETCHUM HOMESTEADS MARKER located six and one-half miles east of Westerville on Nebraska Highway 70 at Road 459.  The marker tells the 1878 story of a deadly showdown between settlers and cattlemen.  The homesteads of Luther Mitchell and Ami Ketchum were located a mile south of the marker.  Join us for more of the story, refreshments and the dedication.

The second ceremony will be at 3:00 PM for the ETNA MARKER located nineteen and one half miles south of Arnold near the intersection of Highway 47 and Drive 780. The historical community of Etna had a Post Office, general store, school and a telephone company.  Please join us for refreshments, Etna stories, and the dedication. 

We are grateful to the Nebraska State Historical Society, members of the Custer County Historical Society, and for the generosity of our marker fund donors.

Custer County Historical Society, 445 South 9th Avenue, Broken Bow, Nebraska 68822

Custer County Historical Museum 308-872-2203


2017 Historical Tour of Custer County, Nebraska- BUS TOUR
Apr
22
8:00 am08:00

2017 Historical Tour of Custer County, Nebraska- BUS TOUR

Historical Tour of Custer County, Nebraska 2017 -All Day Sat. 8 to 5

We will have a Presentation and Bus Tour where we visit sites like the County Poor Farm at Merna, the village of Anselmo, and the New Helena area. You will learn about the history as you stand on the very same place where it happened. We will take you to a few country school locations and possible the site of the old fort.

Register with our Mid Plains Community College - Broken Bow Campus. Together we offer this class in local history. There is a charge for this class, and the Museum does receive funds for your attendance. Sign up for this class by calling 872-5259.

Presentation will be Thursday Evening

Bus Tour will be all day Saturday.

If you have question please call us here at the Custer County Museum/ Historical Society 308-872-2203.

2017 Historical Tour of Custer County, Nebraska- Presentation
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Historical Tour of Custer County, Nebraska- Presentation

Historical Tour of Custer County, Nebraska 2017

We will have a Presentation and Bus Tour where we visit sites like the County Poor Farm at Merna, the village of Anselmo, and the New Helena area. You will learn about the history as you stand on the very same place where it happened. We will take you to a few country school locations and possible the site of the old fort.

Register with our Mid Plains Community College - Broken Bow Campus. Together we offer this class in local history. There is a charge for this class, and the Museum does receive funds for your attendance. Sign up for this class by calling 872-5259.

Presentation will be Thursday Evening and Bus Tour will be all day Saturday.

If you have question please call us here at the Custer County Museum/ Historical Society 308-872-2203.