NE 150: Diverse Origins sponsored by Cub Scouting
1:30-4:00 pm, Saturday, April 8, 2017
at the Nebraska State Capitol Building and Grounds
Thanks to all volunteers and attendees for a successful event! The estimate is about 500 total participants, of which about 300 were youth.
Channel 8 News Top Story for the evening news (April 8).
Listen to the interview that was on NET Radio's Friday Live at the Mill (at time 10:21).
The Trial of Standing Bear, a recording of the trail recreation for the event, is now available on You Tube.
Ancient Biology: Find a fossil in the rotunda
View fossils with Paleontologists from the University of Nebraska and the original drawings for the Capitol Building, then find your fossil in the mosaic floor of the Capitol rotunda
Native Americans: Walk the trail & hear the trial of Standing Bear
Trail: Follow the drum and learn the story of Standing Bear by walking his path across the giant map on centennial mall.
Trial: Hear the words of Standing Bear in the Supreme Court Chamber and discover the important legal rights for which he argued. Note: the trial is a timed event at 1:45 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:15 pm. Free tickets are available on a first-come basis at the Information Desk, with additional seating as available.
Partners: Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange (UNITE) and the Nebraska Supreme Court, including special guests Supreme Court Justices Heavican and Wright.
Pioneers: Pack your wagon
Interact with household supplies of the pioneers, then decide what to pack in your wagon. There is space for one special personal item, so draw it on a button and wear your button on your shirt.
Partners: Nebraska State Historical Society
Immigrants: Learn a language & play a game
Hear the immigration story of Germans from Russia while designing a quilt and tossing "horseknuckles" in a classic game of Bunnock. Then learn a fun phrase in a new language from a recent immigrant.
I Spy: Explore art around the Capitol
At key spots inside and outside the building, which 5 of the 8 elements can you spot in the architecture of the historic Capitol Building. If you're having a trouble, a Boy Scout will be there to help. This will include access to the Governor's reception room and the legislature's ceremonial Warner Chamber.
Your Origins: Share your family story
Record the story of your family's immigration on the giant sheet of paper. When and how did you, your family members, or your ancestors arrive in Nebraska and the United States?
Guided building tours are available starting at 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm by the north entrance, main floor. Tours take approximately 30 minutes.
Additional Event Partners: Nebraska Capitol Commission, Cornhusker Council of the Boys Scouts of America, Mid-America Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Overland Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America