Nebraska events celebrates 150th year of statehood

Posted at 6:10 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 22:56:39-05

Nebraska tuned 150 years-old on Wednesday as people celebrates its 150th anniversary as a state with a series of events in Lincoln.

The festivities included the dedication of a new Nebraska statehood stamp and actor portrayals of author Willa Cather, Ponca Chief Standing Bear and William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

An official statehood day ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Nebraska Capitol with singer Hannah Huston, a Grand Island native and former finalist on the television show "The Voice." Gov. Pete Ricketts will speak along with Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican, Secretary of State John Gale and Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer.

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