Jeff Kappeler of the Nebraska Humanities Council will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lincoln Lancaster County (Nebraska) Genealogical Society meeting on May 11, 2010.
His topic is Ho! for America! Northern European Immigrants to the Midwest in the 19th Century.
His presentation is described as follows: The stories of our ancestors who settled Nebraska contain fascinating accounts of sacrifice, courage and endurance. The journey they made from the Old World to America was a difficult process that will be examined by Jeff in three parts: the decision, the journey and the adjustments required. Jeff’s presentation includes packing an actual immigrant chest and other essential baggage needed by our ancestors for the ocean voyage and the new life on the prairie. Mr. Kappeler is a Research Historian and Archivist and is sponsored in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council.
I heard Jeff speak at the Nebraska State Genealogical Society conference in Norfolk, Nebraska on Friday evening and can guarantee you that this presentation is one you must see and hear. He is extremely knowledgeable about his subject and a very interesting storyteller.
The meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m.
Lower Level Theater
Dick Admin. Bldg.
Union College Campus
3800 So. 48th St. Lincoln, Nebraska
For more information, visit the Society's web site.