Seward, Nebraska City Chautauqua

WWI Chautauqua visits Seward, Nebraska City

“World War One: Legacies of a Forgotten War” explores the lasting impact of the Great War on our state, nation and world. It was presented in Seward and Nebraska City last June. 

In each community, a dozen kids blossomed into true Chautauquans as Ride Into History coached them to learn about, and present, the stories of local people from the era. Meanwhile, daily workshops led by the Chautauqua scholars focused on The Great War’s impact on issues such as civil rights, literature, equality for women, religion in politics, and technology and industry. 

Humanities Nebraska thanks the many Chautauqua comm-ittee members, sponsors, and volunteers who helped us bring this classic form of “edutainment” to Seward and Nebraska City. Major funders include the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. In Seward, Chautauqua was sponsored by the Seward Foundation, the Seward Arts Council, the Nebraska National Guard Museum and many other organizations and businesses. In Nebraska City, the event was sponsored by Nebraska City Tourism Inc., Peru State College, the City of Nebraska City, Kropp Charitable Foundation, Nelson Family Foundation, Paul, John, Anton and Doris Wirth Foundation, Inc., and numerous other contributors. The youth camp in Nebraska City was was sponsored by Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation.

“World War One: Legacies of a Forgotten War” will be in two additional communities for one final year next June.



NEH Head Says Humanities Funding Still A Question Mark

National Endowment for the Humanities Acting Chairman Jon Peede was in Omaha re