The rich and diverse history and heritage of Nebraska, as told through its often-secluded historical monuments and markers, is the subject of a presentation at the Columbus Public Library on Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m.
“Marking Nebraska: Our (Mostly) Hidden Historical Monuments” by historian Jeff Barnes, is a comprehensive guide to Nebraska’s earliest historical markers. Drawing from personal site visits and photographs from across our beautiful state, Barnes shares the most interesting, colorful, and even controversial ways in which Nebraskans have told their stories through boulders, tablets, plaques, and statues.
This presentation is in conjunction with Barnes’ newest book entitled “Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze: Nebraska’s Historical Markers and Monuments”. This beautiful, full-colored text, sponsored by the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the nearly 300 monuments, statues, plaques, and markers found throughout the state.