Chautauqua Contest!

Organized by Humanities Nebraska, the Chautauqua Series brings workshops, presentations, and other activities for children and adults across the state in celebration of heritage and political and cultural happenings. This year’s theme is Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America.
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In the spirit of the upcoming Chautauqua series happening across Nebraska this month, we’re GIVING AWAY two signed copies of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling us who you are looking forward to presenting underneath the Chautauqua tent and why!

We will randomly select the two winners on Monday, June 24. The winner will be notified via email, so it is important you leave a valid, active email address when leaving your comment. Good luck, and don’t forget to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to stay in-the-know on future events and giveaways!

Learn more about the Chautauqua Series

Papillion Schedule
Wednesday, June 19
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Betty Jean Steinshouer as author Willa Cather

Thursday, June 20
7PM Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM Patrick E. McGinnis as Union General and railroad builder Grenville Dodge

Friday, June 21
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Karen Vuranch as author and homesteader Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, June 22
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Paxton Williams as homesteader and inventor Washington Carver

Sunday, June 23
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Taylor Keen as Ponca Chief Standing Bear

Join the Papillion event on Facebook.

Grand Island Schedule
Wednesday, June 26
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Betty Jean Steinshouer as author Willa Cather

Thursday, June 27
7PM Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM Patrick E. McGinnis as Union General and railroad builder Grenville Dodge

Friday, June 28
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Karen Vuranch as author and homesteader Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, June 29
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Paxton Williams as homesteader and inventor Washington Carver

Sunday, June 30
7PM: Warren Brown as Mark Twain
7:30PM: Taylor Keen as Ponca Chief Standing Bear

Join the Grand Island event on Facebook. 

Official Contest Rules:

  • Contest starts at 9:00am Central Time on Wednesday, June 19 and ends at 9:00am Central Time on Monday, June 24.
  • Eligible entrants must be residents of Nebraska.
  • There can be only one entry per person.
  • Winner will be selected at random from a pool of eligible entries.
  • Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 25 and notified via the email address submitted with the comment, so entrants must leave a valid, active email address when leaving a comment.
  • If the winner does not respond to communication from Nebraska Cultural Endowment within one week of being notified as the winner, a new winner may be selected.
  • Prize will be distributed by snail mail within 30 days of announcing the winner.
  • The Nebraska Cultural Endowment reserves the right to adjust the contest rules at any time.
  • All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.

7 thoughts on “Chautauqua Contest!

  1. I’d like to see Mari Sandoz because she was not only a successful writer, but she cared for the environment. Crazy to think how way back in the 1800’s she predicted that drilling for oil would ruin landscapes across America. Overall she’s my inspiration.

  2. Chief Standing Bear. I attended the breakfast in Omaha for the first time for Chief Standing Bear and it was phenomenal. What an individual who is rarely discussed or hailed as a hero.

  3. I am interested in see in Paxton Williams as GW Carver, as I know there is so much more than the peanut to this man’s accomplishments.

  4. I love to study the native Americans. They have such a rich culture a simple but strong government and an understanding with nature The wre the warriors of the plains and mountains and the first conservationist

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