The Nebraska Country School Conference

Posted: July 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Attendees at the Nebraska County School Conference

The Nebraska Country School Conference (2nd ever in the state) was held at UNK Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th. This two day event hosted phenomenal speakers on a variety of topics, including the Curator of the National Orphan Train Complex, Genoa Indian Industrial School Museum, and NET documentaries of Country Schools. UNK’s own Assistant Professors contributed to the conference, Dr. Christopher Steinke presented on the Dust Bowl and Dr. David Vail on The Blizzard of 1800 – fabulous historical perspectives, how fortunate we are to have them on campus! Dr. Dan Holtz from the Nebraska Humanities performed and presented “All Original, All Nebraska” music and narrative. Saturday morning started with an overview of UNK’s history presented by Laurinda Weissed, our University Archivist, followed by a history of the College of Education and the One Room/One Teacher project presented by Dean Feinstein. The afternoon was spent visiting Country Schools and historic sites.

By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

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