Join NSHSF for our Four-Day July Bus Tour!

Experience more than 900 miles of Nebraska’s history on NSHSF’s four-day bus tour, held from July 23-26. Our multi-day experience will take you from southeast Nebraska in Lincoln, as far northeast as Nenzel. Along the way, in addition to a wealth of historical sites, enjoy delicious meals and tastings at local restaurants, breweries and vineyards.

The cost for all four days is $1,018.88 per person for double occupancy, and $1,287 per person for single occupancy. See below for an overview of all of the great places we’ll be visiting!

Tour Led by Dr Sara Crook

Dr. Sara Crook retired as Professor Emeritus in 2022 from Peru State College after teaching there for 38 years. She has been an avid promoter of Nebraska, its people, and its history through extensive involvement in numerous organizations including History Nebraska, Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, Nebraska Sesquicentennial Foundation, and the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission.

 Her love of Nebraska led her to co-create for Peru State College a college credit tour program called “Trails and Tales” that ran numerous tours from 1996-2016. She has won several teaching awards including the Nebraska State College’s “Excellence in Teaching Award.” Now in retirement, Dr. Crook is eager to continue to share her love of our state through tours sponsored by the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation.  

Day One Attractions

  • Tour Howard County Historical Society 
  • Lunch – Miletta Vista Winery 12 
  • Tasting Scratchtown Brewing 
  • Tour Custer County Historical Society
  • Supper – Kinkaider Brewing Company
  • Hotel – Broken Bow Arrow Hotel 

Day Two Attractions

  • Tour Sandhills Heritage Museum
  • Lunch – Bolo Beer Company
  • Tasting Niobrara Valley Vineyard
  • Tour Thomas County Historical Society 
  • Supper – Pals Brewing Company/Pizza
  • Hotel – North Platte Holiday Inn Express 

Day Three Attractions

  • Tour Lincoln County Historical Society 
  • Tour Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
  • Tour Ft McPherson National Cemetery
  • Lunch/Tasting 3 Brothers Vineyard/Winery
  • Tour Robert Henri Museum 
  • Supper/Tasting – Mac’s Creek Winery
  • Hotel – Lexington Holiday Inn Express

Day Four Attractions

  • Tour Nebraska Prairie Museum
  • Lunch/Tasting – The Opera House Brewery & Grill
  • Tour Merrick County Historical Society
  • CCPS “Dome” tour
  • Tasting/Appetizers Prairie Creek Winery
  • Return to Lincoln

Purchase tickets here or mail a check to the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, 1201 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508.