NEBRASKA CITY – A Humanities Nebraska program based on the settlers’ question about civilization west of the Mississippi River is the focus of a June 7 program at the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City.
David Wells, historian for the Civil War Veterans Museum in Nebraska City, will present the Omaha Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898, at 7 p.m.
The exposition was hailed as a showcase of technology and was intended to show that life west of the mighty river was civilized and forward thinking. It included the use of lagoons and sophisticated buildings.
The J. Sterling Morton Chapter of the Questers are among sponsors for the Humanities Nebraska presentation.