Seward Memorial Library will host Humanities Nebraska speaker Jeff Barnes on Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m. Jeff’s one hour program, “To Live and Die on the Plains,” will describe the hardships which faced the travelers on the Great Plains. Disease, gunshot, stampedes, nature and accidents took their toll. Jeff will use rare historic maps, paintings, photographs and other images to tell his
graphic tale of pioneer tragedies. This event is being offered in conjunction with the 2019 All Seward Reads Together title, Caroline by Sarah Miller. The program is made possible by a grant from the Humanities Nebraska.