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08/24/2019 - Mirage Flats Project At Heritage Center Museum

The Sheridan County Historical Society will present an event on the History of the Mirage Flats Irrigation District at the Heritage Museum in Hay Springs, NE. Information will be displayed in the Heritage Center Museum from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 24, 2019 during the Hay Springs Friendly Festival. The Mirage Flats Project will focus on the history of the Mirage Flats, NE area, which had a long-lasting and profound effect upon agriculture in the region. It opened a door to a future of extensive irrigation in Western Nebraska. The displays and topics will include Mirage Flats history, irrigation project histories, census reports, homestead and unit holder family stories. It will include photos, maps, books, and other items. The event will be held in the museum at no charge to the public. 

The History of Mirage Flats Irrigation District event is one of many grants funded by Humanities Nebraska (HN). HN awards more than $257,000 in grants each year. Created in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Nebraska is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of public and academic members. Humanities Nebraska funds programs that explore Nebraska’s heritage, build community awareness, and strengthen our ties to cultural traditions at home and abroad. For a copy of Humanities Nebraska grant guidelines, call 402-474-2131 or e-mail info@humanitiesnebraska.org.