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January 13, 2023

Tombstone Rubbings
Lisa Atchison and Pat Neff

8:00 PM
Preserving history: Headstone rubbing is a great way to preserve even hard-to-read headstones. This method is usually used by family history researchers as a way of preserving the inscriptions on the tombstone.

April 14, 2023

History of Kearney's Woman's Club
Lisa Atchison

7:00 PM
Come learn more: The Kearney Woman’s Club’s humble beginnings date back as early as 1887 when Kearney, Nebraska resident, Nora Jones, exchanged talk on local and world news and discussed scripture with her closest friends. Originally called the Clio Club, the ladies renamed their group the “The Nineteenth Century Club” at the turn of the century, until they finally decided in 1921 to change it to its current appellation.

July 14, 2023

History of Kearney Floral
Todd Thalken

7:00 PM
For the month of July, please join us at Trails & Rails Museum for a great Fabulous Friday program featuring Todd Thalken and the History of Kearney Floral!

October 13, 2023


7:00 PM

February 10, 2023

History of the Nutter Family
Vicki Nutter

8:00 PM
Now here is story you want to know more about! A Pioneer Family, A Historical Sketch Of One Of The First Families To Make Settlement in Buffalo County William Nutter, aged twenty-five years, and Dinah Hingham, aged eighteen years, were married in Lancastershire, England, in 1853. In the family of William Nutter there were nineteen children, all from the same parents, and Mr. Nutter recalls seeing fifteen of these children seated together at his father's table.

May 12, 2023

May 12 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race
Elaine Batenhorst

7:00 PM
For the May Fabulous Friday, by Elaine Batenhorst, come learn about the 1908 New York to Paris Automobile race that was a global phenomena and came right through Buffalo County, Nebraska!

August 11, 2023

The Times and Crimes of Stephen Dee Richards
Nebraska's First Serial Killer
Dr. Nathan Tye

7:00 PM
In January 1879, Stephen Dee Richards sat with Dillon Prosser Ashburn, an acquaintance and former state legislator from Gibbon, in the Nebraska State Penitentiary and over two days confessed to the murder of nine people. The majority of his victims lived in Buffalo or Kearney County. Imprisoned in Kearney and convicted in Minden, on April 26, 1879 Richards was hung on the courthouse square in Minden. Exploring his crimes and times reveals the early history of law enforcement, the law, and crime in Central Nebraska.

November 10, 2023

No program due to Veterans Day

March 10, 2023

March 10 History of Riverdale
Roy Johnston

8:00 PM
Riverdale was laid out in 1890 when the Kearney and Black Hills Railway was extended to that point. It was named from its scenic setting in the valley of the Platte River.

June 9, 2023

History of Kearney
Chan Lynch

7:00 PM
For the June Fabulous Friday, please join us at the Trails & Rails Museum for the History of Kearney by Chan Lynch!

September 8, 2023

Pawnee at Fort Kearny

7:00 PM
For the September Fabulous Friday program, please join us at the Family History Center of the Trails & Rails Museum highlighting the Pawnee Scouts at Fort Kearny! Presented by Ronnie O'Brien, Gene Hunt, Lori Potter, and Broc Anderson, the program is based around an event that will the honor Pawnee Scout descendants on October 7 at Fort Kearny!

December 8, 2023

Mary Beth, Janice and Vicki

8:00 PM

Fabulous Fridays

Fabulous Friday's programs at Trials and Rails

            2nd Friday Monthly at 2 p.m.

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