1:30 pm13:30

Centennial Mall Tour

Celebrate Nebraska's 150th Anniversary by walking the newly revitalized Centennial Mall. Ed Zimmer will lead this tour from the north steps of the capitol to the Nebraska State History Museum where the group will get a special viewing of The Legacy of Nebraska by Todd A. Williams. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the tour. FREE

5:30 pm17:30

State Capitol Exterior Tour

Get to know the outside of our capitol a little better on this walking tour presented by PAL. We'll meet guide Roxanne Smith on the south side of the building. Post tour refreshments will be provided. FREE

6:00 pm18:00

Tales of the Ale at Ploughshare Brewing

Join the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office at Ploughshare Brewing Company, 1630 P Street, Lincoln, on Thursday, May 18, for a sampling of Ploughshare's own brewery offerings, a history of the brewing industry in Nebraska by Tyler Thomas, co-founder and manager of NebraskaFoodie.com, and a Nebraska Beer Pub Quiz!

Tickets $20

2:00 pm14:00

Woods Park Neighborhood Tour

From the Lincoln Journal Star

Ed Zimmer, Lincoln’s historic preservation planner, will lead a walking tour through the Woods Park Neighborhood from 2 to 3:30 p.m. next Saturday, May 13. The tour will explore the Bungalow Historic District, with its concentration of early 20th century bungalows, and the East Lincoln/Elm Park Landmark District, home to a variety of late 19th and early 20th century home styles including smaller Queen Anne and larger four-square homes.

Zimmer will provide his usual insightful comments on the history and architectural styles of many homes along the route. The tour begins and ends at 33rd and L streets on the east side of Woods Park. Parking is available in the lot on the east side of Woods Park (Woods Tennis Center). All are welcome.

1:00 pm13:00

Near South Tour of Homes

$10 Tickets gets you access to some of the coolest historic homes in Lincoln.


12:00 pm12:00

PAL Brownbag - Town Founders: Butler, Gellespie, & Kennard

Bring your lunch and celebrate Lincoln's 150th Birthday with a brown bag presentation on Lincoln's "Town Founders: Butler, Gillespie, & Kennard" by Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner!

Nebraska History Museum, Centennial Mall and P Street
12:00-1:00 PM

Videotaping sponsored by the Historic Preservation Fund of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, through the Nebraska State Historical Society and the City of Lincoln, a Certified Local Government.

4:00 pm16:00

PAL 2017 Preservation Awards and Annual Meeting

Join us for our annual celebration of preservation in Lincoln at PAL's Annual Meeting and Awards Program as presented by Lincoln Preservation Planner Ed Zimmer! This year's event will take place at Blue Blood Brewery, with tours of Robbers Cave to follow!

Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. 

Blue Blood Brewery | 925 Robbers Cave Rd. | Lincoln, NE 68502

[Note: tours of the cave are optional, and cost $10/person. Please wear good walking shoes!]


5:00 pm17:00

"Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future" Opening Reception

The premier reception for "Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future" will take place at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln (1155 Q Street) the evening of Friday, January 6, from 5:00-7:00 pm. 

The "Bridges" exhibit will showcase 93 images selected from over 800 submissions that capture historic sites and treasures all across Nebraska. These historic treasures could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or be a place of community or personal significance. Each submission included a brief narrative that described how the focus of the photos bridged the past with the present.

This opening reception is the first part of a year-long statewide traveling exhibit that coincides with Nebraska's Sesquicentennial in 2017. For more information visit http://hildegardcenter.org/3864-2/bridges-photography-call-results/.


5:30 pm17:30

Elements...the inspiration behind the Capitol ornaments: Tour at the State Capitol Building

Join the Preservation Association of Lincoln for an up-close and personal look at ELEMENTS that have been the inspiration for the annual Capitol ornaments. Bob Ripley, Capitol Architect will greet the group, followed by a tour of the Capitol elements by Roxanne Smith, Tourism Supervisor. The tour will start at 5:30 p.m at the Capitol's South Entrance. Refreshments will follow in the Capitol Cafe. Cost is $20 per person to be paid at the door. RSVP to palspecialevents@gmail.com by November 1. 

This event is perfect for fans of the Capitol, those with an interest in architecture or interior design as well as families. Capitol ornaments will be available for sale.

2:00 pm14:00

Wyuka Cemetery Tour with Ed Zimmer

Ed Zimmer, Lincoln's historic preservation planner, will lead a tour at Wyuka Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. Meet at the Rudge Chapel at 3600 "O" Street. There is no cost.

3:30 pm15:30

Walking Tour of Mid-Century Modern Architecture - Centennial Mall

Join the Nebraska History Museum, UNL Architecture Professor Emeritus Tom Laging, FAIA, and the State Historic Preservation Office on a downtown walking tour. 

-Meet at the NHM on Centennial Mall at P Street, and take a mini tour of the "American Dreams in the Cold War" Exhibit

-Walk and Talk with architect Tom Lagin about Lincoln's mid-century buildings along Centennial Mall

-Tour building interiors, enjoy snacks and drinks

-$20 per person ($15 for NSHS Members)

-Register now! Event is limited to 25 people - contact: sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov or 402-471-4445 to register.

1:00 pm13:00

A Bike Tour of Mid-Century Modern Homes

Join the Nebraska History Museum, City Historic Preservation Planner Ed Zimmer and friends from the State Historic Preservation Office and Great Plains Trails Network on a bike tour of Lincoln's Historic Eastridge neighborhood.

Meet at the Nebraska History Museum on Centennial Mall at P Street (131 Centennial North) and take a mini tour of American Dreams in the Cold War: Photos by Barbara and Ralph Fox, then bicycle to the Eastridge neighborhood with its popular 1950s Ranch Style homes. Cost: $20 ($15 for NSHS Members). Includes bike tour, three interior visits, snacks and drinks. Pre-registration required. Limited to 25 people. Must be 18 or older to participate. Contact: sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov or 402-471-4445 to register.

12:00 pm12:00

PAL Brown Bag - Main Street Program

Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about Nebraska's Main Street Program in a presentation by Elizabeth Chase, Executive Director at Nebraska Main Street Network, Inc.

NSHS Nebraska History Museum - 131 Centennial Mall North.

Tuesday, August 9, 12:00-1:00 pm.

Videotaping sponsored by PAL.

2:00 pm14:00

South of Downtown Bike Tour with Ed Zimmer

Join Ed Zimmer on a 'two-wheeling history' bike tour of the South of Downtown area led by City Historian Ed Zimmer. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your bike and meet at Park Middle School parking lot.

12:00 am00:00

Give to Lincoln Day!

To learn more, and to make a donation to PAL and your other favorite local non-profits, visit www.givetolincoln.com!