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Aug
20
Sun
Soda Fountain Sundae – Chris Sayre
Aug 20 @ 2:30 pm

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From the engaging sea shanties of the Eastern Seaboard to the haunting songs of the Appalachian Mountains, from the blues of Mississippi to the pioneer songs of the America West, Chris Sayre brings to life the rich and varied music of the United States.  Performing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, concertina, lap dulcimer and musical saw, Chris leaves his audiences with a deeper understanding of our musical heritage and how we got to where we are today.  The performance is free and open to the public and is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Following the performance, join us for ice cream sodas served from the Archway’s vintage soda fountain. Donations welcome. 

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Aug
25
Fri
Historic Anniversary at the Archway
Aug 25 all-day
Historic Anniversary at the Archway

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August 25 is the 107th anniversary of the date when this historic marker was placed along the south channel of the Platte River, just northwest of Fort Kearny, to mark the spot where the Oregon Trail crossed the river.  The sign was placed in 1910 by a group called the Fort Kearny National Park Association as a temporary marker.  The Association, made up of Civil War veterans who came to Nebraska to homestead, campaigned to have Fort Kearny declared a national park.  Their efforts failed and no permanent marker was ever placed in the spot.  It is not known for how long the marker stayed in place but it is evident that it was used by some for target practice. The contours of the river have changed and the marker was moved from its original site.  But you can still see the marker on display, today, at the Archway, where we remember history and celebrate the American spirit of adventure.  The marker is pictured, here, with its owner, who has generously loaned it for temporary exhibit at the Archway.

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Nov
12
Sun
Soda Fountain Sundae – Bill Behmer
Nov 12 @ 2:30 pm

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This wide ranging survey of Anglo-American folk music includes British Isles ballads that are 500 years old along with the American folk songs they helped to inspire.  Hear these traditional tunes played on a variety of heritage instruments including the mountain dulcimer, fiddle and autoharp.  The performance is free and open to the public and is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Following the performance, join us for ice cream sodas served from the Archway’s vintage soda fountain. Donations welcome.

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