October 13 & 21 - P.R.I.N.T. Paranormal Ghost Hunt Events
The museum hosted its fourth annual Paranormal Ghost Hunt Class this past October. The Paranormal Investigative Team known as P.R.I.N.T took people on real paranormal investigations on the museum grounds. Please look for a possible date in July next year (summer 2018) and for sure next October. As usual, the cost will be$20 per person and you must be 18 years or older to attend.
October 7 & 8 - Nebraska City Civil War Reenactment
The event was held over the first full weekend of October. It saw at least 500 people in attendance over the weekend. Special thanks to the Nelson Family Foundation, Kropp Family Foundation, and City of Nebraska City.
Schedule for October 7th (Saturday) and 8th (Sunday)
Battles at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday (located in haying field south of 4th Cors0)
Campsites open to public in Wildwood Park (near main drive)
Historic Displays near Wildwood House both days
Reception at G.A.R. Hall (910 1st Corso) on Saturday
Programs for Civil War Event (held at Mayhew Cabin museum)
11 a.m. Saturday (October 7th) - Dr. Davis presents "The Impact of Reconstruction Politics on Nebraska Statehood."
2 p.m. Sunday (October 8th) - Dave Wells presents "GAR/Civil War monuments across Nebraska: The Legacy of Union Veterans."
Other demonstrations (near Civil War camp)
1860s era cricket games by Tom Melville over the weekend
August 27- Mayhew Cabin Membership Drive
The museum hosted a membership drive on Sunday, August 27th, from 2 to 4 p.m. It was highlighted by Dr. Sara Crook's program "Stories from Nebraska's Underground Railroad." The museum had attendees to the program become new members. And remember, you can still become a member for 2017. Memberships start at only $10 for one year or check the other levels.
June 17- Annual Juneteenth Event
The Mayhew Cabin hosted its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17, with over 100 people in attendance. The event included living history demonstrators, musical programs, and Civil War reenactors. In addition, several people listened to John Harris portray Frederick Douglass.
February 2 - Black History Month program
The Mayhew Cabin and Peru State College student organizations, Black Student Union and Phi Alpha Theta, co-sponsored a presentation by Cathleen Briley (Mayhew Cabin board member). She discussed her new manuscript (titled The Twelve) and gave information about John Brown, John Kagi, and the last group of escaping slaves that they took to freedom.