Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend the Lincoln History Lunch Series beginning Wednesday, March 29 at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. The presentations are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and highlight Lincoln’s history and evolution. A box lunch is available for a suggested contribution of $4 for ages 60 and over, and an $8 fee for those under age 60. Meal reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the program by calling 402-441-7158. The schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, March 29 – “Finding the Stories Behind the Photos” with Ed Zimmer. Lincoln’s historic preservation planner since 1985, Zimmer will present a selection of mostly early 20th century images, demonstrating how he “listens to the photos” and seeks their broader contexts and deeper stories.
- Wednesday, April 12 – “The Nebraska State Capitol: The Final Phase” with Robert C. Ripley, Capitol Administrator. Ripley will present the latest details on the courtyard fountains – the final phase in the original architectural plan of this renowned structure.
- Wednesday, April 26 – “Bethany: Nebraska Christian University/Cotner College” with Jim McKee. McKee will discuss the history of Nebraska Wesleyan, as well as the North Cotner, Bethany Heights, College View, Union College and University Place neighborhoods.
- Wednesday, May 10 – “Lincoln Journal Star Books – Lincoln Memories: Volumes 1 and 2” with Megan Stubenhofer-Barrett. These books, created in cooperation with the State Historical Society, cover Lincoln’s history from the late 1800s to the 1960s. Stubenhofer-Barrett will share some of the images and highlights in compiling these books.
- Wednesday, May 24 – “Memories of Lincoln Hotels” with Zimmer and McKee. Two of Lincoln’s favorite historians will focus on the beauty of our former landmark hotels.
The Lincoln History Lunch Series is co-sponsored by Aging Partners and the Lincoln Community Playhouse. For more information on Aging Partners, visit aging.lincoln.ne.gov.