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July / August 2005

The Mystery of Lincoln's Historic Haymarket District Solved

NSHS Foundation Director Jackie Spahn (left) with the 2005 History Mystery winners, the Super Snoops. Front row: Claudia Lindley, Roxanne Smith, Sally Schultz. Back row: Judy Carver, Jo Adams, Ron Schroeder.

The Super Snoops and twenty-four other teams of sleuths spent the evening of May 20 using historic hints to track down notable, and even notorious, landmarks and unique buildings in Lincoln's historic Haymarket. The teams solved riddles to lead them to locations that held the answers the judges were looking for and discovered stories of the area's history.

Lincoln's Haymarket district is rich with history and provided a great venue for a historic scavenger hunt. After two hours of investigating and searching for answers to the clues, the gumshoes converged at Barry's to submit their findings to a panel of judges and to enjoy beverages and food.

The evening's proceeds will be used to increase the understanding, appreciation, and accessibility of Nebraska history.

Studying clues and plotting strategy: the Getta Clue-So team, Jill Miller, Dave Moreland, Beckee Moreland, and Britt Miller.

The Crown Pointers team uses available resources to solve the clue: Dennis Schneckloth, Trudy Schneckloth, Cynthia Monroe, and Norm Monroe.
History's Minor Threat team: John Swigart, Matt Carey, Amy Lage, Jana Faust, Erica Corwin, and Helen Hoffman.
Maybe the answer is over there? Faint Memories of Lincoln team working on an answer: John Schleicher, Julie Knepper, Linda Lewis, and Tom Grafton.

New Officers, Directors, and Trustees Elected During the Board of Trustees Annual Meeting in Lincoln

The Nebraska State Historical Society's Museum of Nebraska History in Lincoln was the host site for the Foundation's annual meeting April 23.

Trustees and their guests had the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the state capitol with capitol administrator and Foundation Trustee Bob Ripley; a walking tour of the Wyuka Cemetery with Ed Zimmer, Lincoln city planner and historian; and a bus tour of historic Lincoln with Jim McKee, Lincoln historian. During lunch, Don Fiedler of Omaha provided a living history presentation featuring William Jennings Bryan, provided in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council.

The Board of Directors and Board of Trustees conducted Foundation business that included electing officers and new trustees.

Officers elected for 2005-06 include: Allison Petersen, Walton, president; Steve Guenzel, Lincoln, executive vice president; Jack Campbell, Lincoln, vice president; Joanne Shephard, Valentine, secretary; John Guenzel, Lincoln, treasurer.

The 2005-06 Executive Committee includes: Petersen, Walton; S. Guenzel, Campbell, J. Guenzel, Jim Hewitt, and Jim Nissen, all from Lincoln; and John Webster, Omaha.

Three new members were seated on the Board of Directors: JoAnne Kissel of Lincoln, David Oldfather of Kearney, and Julie Schroeder of Waterloo.

The Foundation welcomed sixteen new trustees to the board: Tom Allman, Lincoln; Sue Arganbright, Valentine; Carrie Bence, Lincoln; Rae Brown, Wakefield; Doug Campbell, Lincoln; Deanna Foley, Omaha; Dr. Linda Ford, Bellevue; Jeff Gerhart, Newman Grove; Margaret Hermes, Hastings; Deb Hohl, Wahoo; Ann Hudson, Walton; Jane Johnson, Fremont; Tom Milliken, Fremont; John Rehberg, Springfield; Dr. Greg Samuelson, Omaha; Pat Thompson, Bassett.

Luebke Receives Trustees Commendation Award

At their April 23 meeting, the Board of Directors voted to establish the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation Trustees Commendation. During the annual meeting of the trustees later that afternoon, the board announced Fred Luebke as the first recipient of the award.

The Commendation was created to recognize outstanding contributions to Nebraska history ­ financial and/or intellectual ­ by individuals, foundations, corporations, or groups. As the first recipient of the Commendation, Dr. Fred Luebke sets a standard high for future recipients.

Dr. Luebke, Charles J. Mach Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has authored or edited more than eleven books including Nebraska: An Illustrated History.

Dr. Luebke has been a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation since September of 1987, and served with distinction as a member of the Executive Committee of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation for eleven years.

Congratulations, Dr. Luebke, and thank you for all you have done to safeguard and share Nebraska's great history.


Contact Information:

Jackie Spahn, Executive Director
Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation
Kinman-Oldfield Suite 1010
128 North 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1565

Ph: 402-435-3535
Toll Free: 888-515-3535
Fax: 402-435-3986


2005-06 Foundation Board of Directors

Allison D. Petersen, Walton, President
Steven E. Guenzel, Lincoln, Executive Vice President
Jack D. Campbell, Lincoln, Vice President
C. John Guenzel, Lincoln, Treasurer
Joanne F. Shephard, Valentine, Secretary

James C. Creigh, Omaha
Bruce M. Frasier, Omaha
Dr. James W. Hewitt, Lincoln
Dr. F. William Karrer, Omaha
JoAnne D. Kissel, Lincoln
Carol F. Maddux, Wauneta
Dr. Martin A. Massengale, Lincoln
John D. Massey, Scottsbluff
George H. Moyer, Jr., Madison
James F. Nissen, Lincoln
David H. Oldfather, Kearney
Julie M. Schroeder, Waterloo
Andrew D. Strotman, Lincoln
John W. Webster, Omaha
Dr. John R. Wunder, Lincoln

Patrick Kennedy, Omaha, NSHS President, Ex-officio
Margaret Allington, Lincoln, NSHS Treasurer, Ex-officio
Lawrence J. Sommer, Lincoln, NSHS Director, Ex-officio

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