Keeping Nebraska History Alive!
2021 Statewide Grant Recipients
Custer County Historical Society
Custer County Historical Society is located in Broken Bow. They will use their grant to scan old papers and archive them for historical research and genealogy, including Record Books and papers from several local cemetery boards. The grant will also be used to set up more shelving in the Research Center at the Custer County Museum, and to hire high school students for a summer internship to work on these projects and several others.
Hemingford Public Library
Hemingford Public Library is located in Box Butte County. Their grant will be used to purchase “Images of America” books pertaining to the state of Nebraska. “Images of America” books bring life to small town America through hundreds of vintage images and captions that depict the memories, people, places, and events that define a community. Hemingford Public Library currently has a few of these books on their shelves and will be able to add many more for their community to enjoy.
Lied Lincoln Township Library
Lied Lincoln Township Library is located in Knox County in Wausa. The village of Wausa does not have a museum or historical society so the library has become the place people bring their historical items. Their grant will be used for a wall unit and floor case to display these historical items and preserve them for future generations.