Looking to move your summer fun outdoors?! Explore Kearney!
A central feature to Cottonmill Park is the 43 acre lake. Originally created in 1886 by filling the Kearney Canal, the lake acted as a storage reservoir that generated power for the old Cottonmill factory. In 1998 with funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Central Platte Natural Resource District, Cottonmill Lake underwent a complete restoration specifically to create a top quality fishing lake.
Looking for some fresh ingredients that are in season this summer?! Check out the local farmers market that will be going on twice a week until October!
Time: 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Address: 4915 2nd Avenue Kearney, NE 68845
Check out what local small business have to offer!
Dr. Michelle Beissel Heath: Patriotism Through Play
Wednesday: October 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Michelle Beissel Heath is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney who specializes in children’s and 19th century British literature. She has published articles on children’s citizenship, play, gender, and literary texts. Her book on games and play, Nineteenth Century Fictions of Childhood & the Politics of Play, is forthcoming from publisher Routledge. Drawing from images and archival research, Dr. Beissel Heath illustrates how 19th and early 20th century card and board games for families and children were used to promote patriotic ideals of citizenship, including notions of “good” literature, and to emphasize that the young United States was just as good as its colonial ancestor, Great Britain.
This presentation is in conjunction with MONA’s Every Picture Tells a Story: Play exhibition.
Event from VisitKearney.com
We are moving to our fall/winter hours, and painting night is moving back to the first Thursday of every month. Grab your squad and come on out as Jill leads us through this whimsical black cat and pumpkin picture. Please register directly by clicking HERE or by calling Arts & Drafts at 308-391-1798. Snacks & wine available for purchase. Always a good time!
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