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The Neligh Public Library will be hosting programs on the next two Thursday nights.
"Nebraska Through Song & Story" will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., and "Nebraska's Musical Smorgasbord" is planned on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
These programs were made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.
Program details are below:
Thursday, October 22; 7 pm
“Nebraska Through Song & Story”
--Presented by Dan Holtz
Nebraska has not only a rich tradition in literature but also a rich, less-publicized tradition in music. This program interweaves songs, accompanied on guitar and harmonica, with excerpts from works by Willa Cather, John Neihardt, Mari Sandoz and Bess Streeter Aldrich. In a narrative from about 1850 to 1904, it tells the stories of the people who came to and through early Nebraska, the pioneers who crossed the overland trails, the settlers and the Native Americans.
Thursday, October 29; 7 pm
“Nebraska’s Musical Smorgasbord”
--Presented by Chris Sayre
This program explores the rich diversity of folk music that has been a part of Nebraska’s history from the time it was a territory to the present day. Performing on the button accordion, concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, musical saw and zithers, Sayre invites his audience to experience the music of the ethnic groups that have called Nebraska home.