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Announcing a New Literary Festival Event to Take Place this Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 16, 2024

FOR MORE INFORMATION:                            
Tessa Timperley
Communications Coordinator
Nebraska Library Commission
tessa.timperley@nebraska.gov

Rosemary Sekora
Marketing and Sales Manager
University of Nebraska Press
rsekora@unl.edu

Announcing a New Literary Festival Event to Take Place this Fall

Book lovers, get your calendars to save the date. A new literary festival is taking place in Lincoln. 

The 2024 Nebraska Celebration of Books (NCOB) will take place on Oct. 12, 2024, in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Union at 1400 R Street. Two presentations, a writing workshop, and a slam poetry competition will take place on second floor leading up to the presentation of the Nebraska Book Awards at 3:30 p.m. NCOB will also host local bookstores and other vendors throughout the day beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The event will officially kick off on Oct. 11 at White Elm Brewing with a literary trivia night at 5:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public. NCOB would like to thank the following organizations for making this new event possible: Nebraska Center for the Book, Zero Street Fiction series, Larksong Writers Place, Nebraska Writers Collective, Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln City Libraries, and the University of Nebraska Press.

For additional information on attending or becoming a sponsor of this event, please visit https://bookfestival.nebraska.gov/2024

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Throwback Thursday: Nebraska Football Team, 1897

Nebraska football returns this weekend and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week’s #Throwback features the studio portrait of the 1897 University of Nebraska football team. The school’s first football team played in 1890. The teams were known by various nicknames until the “Cornhuskers” won out.

This image was taken by Alva C. Townsend. It is owned and published by Townsend Studio. Founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, Townsend Studio has been in continuous operation. The studio holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln, residents, state governors, Lincoln mayors, and sports teams.

Check out the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: University of Nebraska Football Team in 1894

Husker football is back and we are celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

The University of Nebraska first played football in 1890. Four years later, in 1894, the team won the conference championship with a 7-2 record. This image of the 1894 champions is owned and published by Townsend Studio. Townsend Studio has been in continuous operation since it was founded. It holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln and early residents.

Want to see more Husker history? Check out this collection and more on the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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