The museum hosted its third annual Paranormal Ghost Hunt Class this past October. It was a huge success with over 30 people in attendance for the ghost hunts. The Paranormal Investigative Team known as P.R.I.N.T took people on real paranormal investigations on the museum grounds. We will look to host them again next year so keep posted on our events page for updates. June 18 – Annual Juneteenth Event
The Mayhew Cabin hosted its 10th annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 people came to visit with the Civil War Reenactors and living history demonstrators. Also, several people attended Dr. Fred Nielsen’s program Abraham Lincoln, America’s Greatest Political Orator, which was sponsored by Humanities Nebraska. In addition, people enjoyed the music programs provided by Christ Temple Church Praise Team (of Lincoln, NE) and Dr. Dan Holtz. May 31 – Walk Forever Free Kick-Off
Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce Business After Hours
The museum hosted a Business After Hours program from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Several people came to visit with Arlington High School teacher Barry Jurgensen before he started on his incredible 527 mile walk to Chicago on June 1 (and did arrive on July 2). Mr. Jurgensen worked with the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives to raise money to educate people about modern day slavery (i.e. human trafficking). April 30 – Walk Forever Free Presentation
Barry Jurgensen, Arlington (NE) High School teacher, presented his work with high school students on researching Network to Freedom sites. In addition, he described to the audience the journey he will take this summer by walking 500 miles from Nebraska City to Chicago, IL to raise awareness about modern-day slavery. February 18 – Black History Month program
The Mayhew Cabin and Peru State College student organizations, Black Student Union and Phi Alpha Theta, co-sponsored the program A Territory during the War Between the States: Nebraska in the Civil War. Over 40 people were in attendance as Volunteer Director Hayes described the important role Nebraska played in the Civil War.