Mobile museum in Columbus

LINCOLN -- Nebraska150 Celebration’s largest project, “Truckin’ Through Nebraska: A Mobile Children’s Museum," will visit Columbus this month.

The mobile museum will be in Columbus from Thursday through Saturday along 14th Street between 23rd and 24th avenues.

Inside exhibits will include areas where kids will build shelters and test them in a wind chamber or earthquake simulator, design their own 10-acre homestead, test their knowledge of Nebraska, create their own movie, explore toys from the past and craft their own postcards. There will also be outside exhibits where kids can participate in a challenge obstacle course, foam block invention area and toy creation station. While exhibits in the Mobile Children’s Museum are intended for children ages 5-12, audiences of all ages are welcome. Admittance is free and open to the public.

Visit for additional details prior to the museum’s visit to each community or contact the local chamber of commerce. Follow the mobile museum on Facebook at Twitter @TruckinNE and Instagram @TruckinNE.

UNL conducting farm survey

COLUMBUS -- Nebraska farmers and ranchers are invited to take a survey about their farm or ranch succession plans.

The survey can be completed online at The survey seeks to uncover how Nebraska farmers and ranchers are planning for succession or retirement. How retirement would be financed is another key issue being examined. The data collected will be used to design educational materials, a website and meetings specific to Nebraska producers. The survey will take five to 10 minutes to complete and participants must be 19 or older to participate.

Allan Vyhnalek, farm succession Extension educator; Dave Aiken, agricultural law specialist; and Kate Brooks, assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; are conducting the survey.

For more information, contact Vyhnalek at 402-472-1771 or by email at

Photo contest entries sought

COLUMBUS -- The Columbus/Platte County Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a photography contest.

This contest is open to professional and amateur photographers; all ages are welcome. Photographs can be entered in four categories: festivals, outdoor activities and vistas, nature still life and landmarks. Prizes will be awarded in each category with an overall best of show winner. All photographs must be of events, people or scenes in Platte County. Entries will be accepted until Oct. 13.

Complete contest rules are available at or at the Convention and Visitors Bureau office, 753 33rd Ave. For more information, contact Deb Loseke at 402-564-2769.


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