Elementary Students Perform Sesquicentennial Program

LINCOLN, Neb.- Lincoln Christian Elementary students are preparing for a special performance Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at the State Capitol Rotunda.

They will be performing a program entitled "Nebraska Prairie, Memories Last". The program was developed by long-time Lincoln Christian elementary school vocal teacher Phil Boehr. The program uses familiar melodies to tell the story of our state.

Boehr first came up with the idea to do a program focused on Nebraska history as part of the state Sesquicentennial celebration. The program starts with a look at the state's early roots when Native Americans roamed the prairie. Then, the program moves into the story of pioneers, and how homesteaders moved into the Nebraska landscape. The musical program also touches on the moving story of Chief Standing Bear. The program also takes a closer look at some of the other major figures in Nebraska history, including U.S. Senator George Norris who is credited with coming up with the state's Unicameral form of government. The program also takes a look at the patriotism and generosity of the people who served World War II soldiers at what is know to many as the "North Platte Canteen."

Boehr says he has also developed a state pledge, which is included in the program. He says he is working with State Senator Rob Clements to have it discussed in the Legislature this Spring.

If you would like to see the program, it's going to be performed on Sunday, March 4th, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda.