150 at 150: Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings at the State’s Sesquicentennial

150@150: Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings at the State’s Sesquicentennial by historian Jeff Barnes is a celebration of the built world of Nebraska in its 150th anniversary of statehood. This colorful, richly photographed collection includes the earliest buildings constructed by newcomers to the territory, its most recognizable landmarks, and the newest and most dynamic structures designed by the architectural firms of today. The book is presented by the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska and the American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter.

“The architecture of Nebraska tells the history of the state,” said Barnes. “You can see the boom-and-bust periods, the arrival of various ethnic groups, and the impact of world wars.” Some of America’s greatest architects – from Frank Lloyd Wright to I. M. Pei – also left their mark on the state and are presented. The book also features Nebraska architect Thomas Rogers Kimball, the designer of some of the state’s most prominent buildings including St. Cecelia’s Cathedral in Omaha, the Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island, and the Burlington Station in Hastings.

Several signings are scheduled for the book’s release. Books may be purchased at signings as well.

Saturday, Nov. 18 , 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Oakview in Omaha.
Sunday, November 19, 2:00 Tour + 2:30 pm Presentation, Durham Museum, Omaha (Sponsored by Architectural Foundation of NE + AIA NE)
Adults $11, Seniors (62+) $8, Children (3-12) $7, Children 2 and under free, Durham Members Free

Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at The Bookworm, Omaha.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, Omaha. (Event begins with lecture at the St. Cecilia’s Cultural Center, followed by book signing and guided tour of the cathedral).
Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. (Presentation) at Morton-James Public Library, Nebraska City.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. at Francie & Finch, Lincoln.
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p..m. (Presentation) at Blair Public Library, Blair.
Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Hruska Memorial Library, David City.

Available Retail
Durham Museum
Barnes & Noble–Oakview Omaha
The Bookworm
St. Cecilia Cathedral Museum Shop
Willa Cather Foundation Gift Shop

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