O’NEILL — O’Neill High School history students will get a VIP view of a traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 150-year history later this week.
The sesquicentennial exhibit was produced to show the university’s history and the impact it has had and continues to have on Nebraska and its people.
The exhibit was first displayed on campus at the Nebraska Union during Charter Week, Feb. 11-15, followed by the Nebraska State Capitol. O’Neill will be the first stop outside Lincoln in a yearlong tour throughout Nebraska.
Mike Boehm, vice chancellor of UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be on hand to discuss the exhibit with students in three history classes at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15. Boehm also will be given a tour of the high school.
Boehm plans to attend a coffee with the O’Neill Chamber of Commerce later that morning.
The exhibit will be on display to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, and 2 to 5 p.m. the following day in the hallway outside of the O’Neill High School gym.
From March 17-22, the public may see it from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holt County Extension Office.