NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Planning for Nebraska's 150th birthday is now underway.
It will be celebrated and commemorated with events near and far.
Organizers of the 150th celebration are in North Platte for a variety of events, including their first statewide board meeting which is Thursday.
Organizers say it's a great way for supporters of Nebraska 150 from across the state to come together in this important initiative.
"We really want Nebraska 150 to be all 93 counties and statewide and certainly as you look at the trails west and look at buffalo bill it's just a critical part of our Nebraska 150 piece," said Roger Ludemann with the Nebraska 150 group committee.
Nebraska's 150th celebration will take place in 2017.