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Brown Bag Lecture Series Calendar

Bring your lunch and fill your stomach and brain at the same time!
Third Thursday, 12 Noon
Free admission and
now on TV!       See past lectures on


Feburary 18th, 2016

"Will Brown: A Lynching, A Lost Identity, and Urban Unrest in Omaha, 1919"
Presenter:Barbara Hewins-Maroney


March 17th, 2016

"Stalking the Ghost of Mari Sandoz"
Jamison Wyatt

This will be our final lecture at at the 5CityTV studios, Lincoln City County Building, 555 S 10!


April 21th, 2016

"The Job of an Archivist: Meet a Fascinating Nebraskan, Frank Shoemaker"
Mary Ellen Ducey

This lecture and future lectures will be held at 131 Centennial Mall North (Centennial Mall at P Street) after "the Blackman Auditorium of the Nebraska History Museum"

May 19th, 2016

"A New Church for the Modern Age: Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ"
Presenter: Ruben Acosta


June 16th, 2016

"The Roots of American Music: The influence of culture on selected instruments from 1830-1930"
Presenter: Chris Sayre


July 21th, 2016

"The State Flag and the Great Seal: The Historical Ups and Downs of Two Nebraska Icons"
Presenter: James Potter, Senior Research Historian, Nebraska State Historical


August 18th, 2016

"The History and Future of Nebraska's Centennial Mall" (tentative title)
Presenter: Jeff Searcy


September 15th, 2016

"The Features of Fort Atkinson"
Presenter: Nolan Johnson


October 20th, 2016



November 17th, 2016



December 15th, 2016



Held every third Thursday of the month at 12 noon in the Blackman Auditorium, Nebraska History Museum, 15th & P Streets (131 Centennial Mall North), Lincoln, NE. 402-471-4754.

Free Admission

Brown Bag Lecture Series on TV!

Time Warner Cable, Channel 5 in Lincoln

Check the Broadcast Schedule for the most current air times.

Watch the Brown Bag lecture series each month on Time Warner Cable, government access channel 5 in the Lincoln area.

Funding for filming of the Brown Bag Lecture Series is provided by the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation.

Recent Brown Bag History Forum presentations are available online on the NSHS YouTube channel.
Click here to see playlists and access videos:
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VHS tapes of previously presented Brown Bag Lectures may be borrowed from the Museum of Nebraska History Education office.


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