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Gwen Meister is a folklorist with a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An active member of the American Folklore Society since 1991, Gwen was folk arts coordinator for the Nebraska Arts Council in Omaha for more than four years. Now she is executive director of the Nebraska Folklife Network in Lincoln, a statewide non-profit organization that creates educational materials on Nebraska’s ethnic cultures for use by classroom teachers across Nebraska. (See Humanities Nebraska Cultural Encounter Kits.) Gwen works closely with both newer immigrant groups and established ethnic organizations in her work of documenting, promoting and presenting the ethnic cultural traditions in Nebraska.
The Speakers Bureau is made possible by these generous donors:
The Johnny Carson Fund at the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
The Adah & Leon Millard Foundation