It’s not too late to make a little history and honor others who have done so at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Awards Luncheon and 132nd annual meeting. Registrations for the September 17 event at the Embassy Suites in LaVista will be accepted until Friday, September 10. Honorees at the 12 noon luncheon include:
- Vince Goeres, Lincoln, a longtime volunteer whose pictorial history of state aviation, “Wings Over Nebraska,” will be published in October will receive the Robert W. Furnas Award given in recognition for outstanding service to the NSHS.
- Dr. Harl Dalstrom, Omaha, retired professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, who has made numerous contributions to Nebraska history through his publications, teaching, and public involvement, will receive the Sheldon Award for contributions to Nebraska history.
- Gary Kastrick, Omaha, who helped students at Omaha South High School create Project Omaha, an in-school museum interpreting the rich history of the stockyards and meatpacking industry will receive the James C. Olson award for educators who inspire student achievement in history.
- Jerry and Nancy Carlson, rural Genoa, for exemplary work in Nebraska archeology. In addition to preserving a significant Kitkehahki Pawnee site, the Carlsons have organized U.S. Indian School reunions for 21 years in Genoa and worked closely with tribes. They will be presented the A.T. Hill award.
- Anne Beiser Allen, Fitchburg, Wisconsin, whose article, “A Scandal in Niobrara: The Controversial Career of Rev. Samuel D. Hinman,” was judged the best article published in Nebraska History Magazine and will receive the James L. Sellers award.
- The Plattsmouth Conservancy, cited for its advocacy, education, and partnerships in promoting preservation of historic places, including the city’s National Register-listed downtown historic district, will be presented the Nebraska Preservation award.
Registration for the awards luncheon is $25. Call 402-471-3272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. For further information about the awards, award winners or the Nebraska State Historical Society, visit www.nebraskahistory.org<http://www.nebraskahistory.org/>