The February 8 presentation focuses on the history of arts and culture in Kearney
KEARNEY, Neb. (Nebraska) — The Brown Bag Lecture Series will present “The History of Arts and Culture in Kearney” on Wednesday, February 8. The event is hosted by the UNK Department of History.
For 150 years, Kearney residents have fostered a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The Kearney Creates Project documents “the transformative nature of our artists and the Kearney community” in its many forms. This presentation, by members of the project’s editorial board, will provide an overview of the history of Kearney’s arts and culture and how they are documenting that history, as well as ways community members can contribute to the project.
Host Chuck Peek is a retired UNK poet and English professor. He is editor-in-chief of the Kearney Creates project. He will also introduce Nathan Tye, assistant professor of history at UNK, where he specializes in Nebraska history, history of the American West and Midwest, labor history, history of gender and sexuality, and digital and public history. He is the archivist/historian of Kearney Creates.
This event takes place at the Kearney Public Library, at 2020 First Avenue on Wednesday, February 8, starting at noon. For more information, contact Nathan Tye at (308) 865-8860 or email [email protected].
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