October 5 & 6 – Nebraska City Civil War Reenactments
The event was held over the first weekend of October. See below for the full schedule. Sponsors of the event were Wildwood Historic Center and Mayhew Cabin and the event was funded by the Nelson and Steinhart Family Foundations. Many thanks for their support! Schedule for October 5th (Saturday) and 6th (Sunday)
Battles at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday (located in haying field south of 4th Corso – please see arrow on the map below).
Campsites open to the public in Wildwood Park (near main drive) at 9 a.m. both days.
Historic Displays near Wildwood House both days.
Roundhouse Band Music Program & Reception at G.A.R. Hall (910 1st Corso) on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Civil War Cannon Night Firing (haying field south of 4th Corso) at 8:30 p.m.

June 22 – Juneteenth Celebration
(Due to museum closure, this event was held at the Civil War Veterans Museum (GAR Hall) located at 910 1st Corso in Nebraska City)
The Mayhew Cabin hosted its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 11 a.m., Dave Marsh presented his Humanities Nebraska program “Music of the Civil War” and performed various songs from that time period. In addition, the Christ Temple Praise Team performed a music program at 1 p.m. Also, there were Civil War living history demonstrations throughout the day. Please contact the museum at (402) 873-3115 or email: [email protected] for more information. February 1 – Black History Month
The Mayhew Cabin co-sponsored the program Forever Free: Walk into History on Thursday, February 7th, at 11 a.m. with Peru State College student organizations, Phi Alpha Theta and Black Student Union. The program took place in the CATS conference room on the campus of Peru State College. Mr. Barry Jurgensen discussed his Forever Free program and the two walks he completed in 2016 and 2017, which included following the path of two girls who escaped from slavery in the late 1850s from Nebraska. For more information, please call Bill Hayes at (402) 873-3115 or email [email protected].


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