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Brown Bag Lecture Series: PAL offers free programs, open to the public on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning at noon, at the Museum of Nebraska History, 15th & P Streets. Many of our Brown Bag lectures are now dedicated to the ongoing production of Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln lecture series. We invite you to bring your lunch and enjoy the program. Videos of these lectures are gradually being archived at http://www.youtube.com/preservelincoln.

Tours: Several times each year, PAL sponsors free tours of historic areas in the community. These tours are open to members and the public. Dates and times vary and information may be found on this website and in the Lincoln Journal-Star. Videos of past tours can be viewed here.

Past PAL Video Programs

2014 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 14, 2014: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln Program No. 7
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Feb 11, 2014: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln Program No. 8
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

2013 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 08, 2013: This Was Lincoln: A 1928 photo album
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Feb 12, 2013: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln No. 1
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Mar 12, 2013: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln No. 2
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Apr 09, 2013: The Strauss Brothers' Eastridge: The Trend Home for the Baby Boom
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

May 14, 2013: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln No. 3
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Jun 11, 2013: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln No. 4
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Jul 09, 2013: And the Winner Is ... PAL's 21st Annual Awards
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Aug 13, 2013: Francis W. Fitzpatrick: Artist, Architect, Author, Advocate and Athlete
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Sep 10, 2013: Editing the Letters of Willa Cather
Speaker: Andrew Jewell, associate professor in the UNL Libraries and co-author of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Oct 08, 2013: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln Program No. 5
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Nov 12, 2013: Jim McKee's Compleat History of Lincoln Program No. 6
Jim McKee, Speaker. Sponsored by Speedway Properties.

Dec 10, 2013: Small but Mighty: The Lewis-Syford House Rises Again
Speakers: Joel Sartore, Photographer for National Geographic and Cole Sartore

2012 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 10, 2012: Lincoln's Haymarket
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Feb 14, 2012: Lincoln at the Capitol
Roxanne Smith, Nebraska State Capitol Tour Supervisor, Speaker.

Mar 13, 2012: And the Winner Is … 2012 PAL Annual Awards
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Apr 10, 2012: Historic Bale Buildings of Nebraska
Joyce Coppinger, ReBuild Associates, Lincoln and Editor/Publisher, The Last Straw Journal, Speaker.

May 08, 2012: Havelock, Part 1
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Jun 12, 2012: Havelock, Part 2
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Jul 10, 2012: The Lincoln Monument at the Nebraska State Capitol
Matt Hansen, AIA Preservation Architect, Office of the Capitol Commission, Speaker.

Aug 14, 2012: We both love beautiful things: Anna & Frank Hall’s Lincoln
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Sep 11, 2012: A History of Lincoln’s Parks
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Oct 09, 2012: Revitalizing Nebraska’s Centennial Mall
Karen Nalow, The Clark Enersen Partners, and Lynn Johnson, Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Speakers.

Nov 13, 2012: Louise Pound, Nebraska Scholar and Athlete
Evelyn Haller, Speaker.

Dec 11, 2012: Streets Alive! with History
Becky Martin, Speaker.

2011 Walking Tours

May 26, 2011: Woodsshire Neighborhood Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

2011 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 11, 2011: Charles Russ Richards: Architect, Engineer, and Educator
Mike Hootman, speaker.

Feb 08, 2011: A History of the Lincoln Air Force Base
Rob Branting, speaker.

Mar 08, 2011: The Family Behind the Gere Carriage House
Becky Martin, Speaker.

Apr 12, 2011: 2011 PAL Annual Awards
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

May 10, 2011: The Nebraska Capitol Collection: A Valuable Tool for Preservation of Our Landmark Capitol
Roxanne Smith, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA-Lincoln.

Jun 14, 2011: Ernst Herminghaus & the Woodsshire Subdivision
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Jul 12, 2011: Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation
Grant Landreth, NSHS Project Coordinator, Speaker.

Aug 09, 2011: NE State Capitol Exterior Restoration-a History of the Capitol’s Most Significant Project Since its Construction
Dan Worth, Architect, Speaker.

Sep 13, 2011: 2011 Heritage Nebraska Annual Preservation Awards
Laurie Richards, Heritage Nebraska, Speaker.

Oct 11, 2011: Houses from An Architectural Album, compiled by the Junior League of Lincoln, Nebraska (1979)
Speaker: Dale Gibbs, Architect, Speaker.

Nov 08, 2011: Just Keep Driving: Saving Three Old Homes the Hard Way
Joel Sartore, Photographer, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Family of Dale E. Retzlaff, in his memory.

Dec 13, 2011: Sharing Some New Finds (in the Edholm & Blomgren Photo Collection)
Jon Roth, Speaker.

2010 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 12, 2010: Extraordinary Images by Ordinary Men (Edholm & Blomgren): Something New
Jon Roth, Speaker.

Feb 09, 2010: Art and Politics in the Family Photo Album
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Mar 09, 2010: Industrial Arts Building Reuse Feasibility
Stephen Kelley, Architect and Engineer with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Chicago, Illinois and Dan Worth, Architect, BVH Architects, Lincoln, Speakers.

Apr 13, 2010: Normal, Nebraska & a Peek at College View
Jim McKee, Speaker.

May 11, 2010: And the Winner Is .... PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XVIII
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Jun 09, 2010: Completing the Visit to College View and a Stroll in Epworth Park
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Jun 30, 2010: History of the Lincoln Police Department (NSHS Brown Bag)
Captain Joy Citta, Lincoln Police Department, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation. This program was taped as a NSHS Brown Bag on February 18, 2010. It is posted on the list of PAL videos-on-demand on the City of Lincoln server with permission of the NSHS.

Jul 11, 2010: Woods Park Neighborhood Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Jul 13, 2010: An Hour With Jon Roth and Three New Photo Collections
"An Hour With Jon Roth and Three New Photo Collections: See new images: of everyday life from the Edholm and Blomgren Collection; from the Nebraska State Fair; and from Saratoga School near the turn of the 20th Century." Jon Roth, speaker. (Titled “A afternoon with Jon Roth")

Aug 10, 2010: Historic Churches of Lincoln
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker, Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Sep 14, 2010: What’s New at the Capitol
Bob Ripley, Speaker. (Titled “State Capitol with Bob Ripley)

Oct 12, 2010: Preservation is Green: Programs and Approaches for Sustainable Development
Jennifer Honebrink, Speaker, AIA, LEED AP.

Nov 09, 2010: Digging in the West Haymarket
Peter Bleed, Speaker.

Dec 14, 2010: Historic Preservation = Sustainability
The Greenest Building is one that already exists. Bob Ripley, Speaker.

2009 Walking Tours

May 17, 2009: Wyuka Cemetery Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Guide. (Not Videotaped.)

May 28, 2009: Sheridan Neighborhood Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Guide. (Not Videotaped.)

2009 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 13, 2009: Extraordinary Images by Ordinary Men
Jon Roth, Speaker.

Feb 10, 2009: Red, Hot and Righteous: The History of the Salvation Army
Leta Powell Drake, Speaker.

Mar 10, 2009: And the Winner Is....PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XVII
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker, Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and the Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept of Interior, NSHS and City of Lincoln.

Apr 14, 2009: Nebraska’s Five Capitol Buildings
Jim McKee, Speaker.

May 12, 2009: Norris Legislative Chamber Restoration
Bob Ripley, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jun 09, 2009: Lancaster County Historic Buildings Survey
Jill Dollberg, Nebraska State Historical Society, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jul 14, 2009: Nebraska Interstate Highway System
Randy Peters, Speaker.

Aug 11, 2009: Hawkins Revisited
Ed Zimmer, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept. of Interior, NSHS, and City of Lincoln.

Sep 08, 2009: Lincoln Looks Back
Jon Roth, Speaker.

Oct 13, 2009: An Armchair Tour of Wyuka Cemetery
Ed Zimmer, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept. of Interior, NSHS, and City of Lincoln.

Nov 10, 2009: Mayor Helen Boosalis: My Mother's Life in Politics
Beth Boosalis Davis, Speaker.

Dec 08, 2009: Exploring the City Digitally: The Gilded Age Plains City Digital Project
Timothy R. Mahoney, Speaker.

2008 Walking Tours

Sep 04, 2008: Near South Neighborhood Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Guide. Videotaping Sponsor: Near South Neighborhood Association, Near South Neighbors, and Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept. of Interior, NSHS, and City of Lincoln

Oct 05, 2008: Wyuka Cemetery Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Guide. Videotaping Sponsor: Wyuka Foundation and Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept. of Interior, NSHS, and City of Lincoln

Oct 23, 2009: Woods Park Neighborhood Walking Tour
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Guide. (Not Videotaped.)

2008 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 08, 2008: The Trials, Tribulations, and Travels of the Nebraska Fairs (including the two years Nebraska didnt have a fair)
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Feb 12, 2008: The Invisible Landscape Architect- Larry Enersen (1909-1983)
Cary Thomsen MLA, Associate ASLA RDG Planning and Design, Omaha, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Mar 11, 2008: And the Winner Is …. PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XVI
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Apr 08, 2008: Beyond the Myth: The History of American Quilts
Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections, International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

May 13, 2008: Talking and Touring “A Pretty Residence Section”
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Jun 10, 2008: A Prairie Architect: Burket Graf , 1918-2007
Dale Gibbs, PhD, FAIA, Emertus Professor of Architecture, UNL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jul 08, 2008: Capitol Conservation: Inside and Out
Roxanne Smith, Nebraska State Capitol Tourism Supervisor, Speaker.

Aug 12, 2008: Lincoln in Black and White, 1910-1925: The Photography of John Johnson
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept. of Interior, NSHS, and City of Lincoln.

Sep 09, 2008: Discover Your Home’s Original Colors
Dena Sanford, Architectural Historian, NPS, Omaha, Speaker.

Oct 14, 2008: Lincoln, 100 Years Ago
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Oct 29, 2008: Standing In the Shadows of the Sower: Lee Lawrie and the Lost Secrets of the NE State Capitol
Gregory Paul Harm, M.A., Austin, Texas, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Dec 12, 2008: Lincoln's Newest National Register District: The Boulevards Historic District
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Historic Preservation Fund of US Dept. of Interior, NSHS, and City of Lincoln

2007 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 09, 2007: Preserving the Jewels of the Nebraska State Capitol: The Furniture Facet
Roxanne Smith, Nebraska State Capitol Tourism Supervisor, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Feb 13, 2007: Eating Out from the Yum-Yum to the Cornhusker in Lincoln
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Mar 13, 2007: And the Winner Is …. PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XV
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Apr 10, 2007: Hildreth Meier 1892-1961: Her Work on the Nebraska State Capitol in Context
Evelyn Harris Haller, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

May 08, 2007: Loren Eiseley’s Lincoln: Celebrating 100 years
Jim Cook, Speaker.

Jun 12, 2007: Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture
Romy Wyllie, Author, Pasadena, California, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jul 10, 2007: Lincoln’s Lutheran Legacy
Dan Heibel and Ed Zimmer, Speakers.

Aug 14, 2007: Lincoln Theaters: A Look Back
Dick Rumbolz, Speaker and Jon Roth, Production. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Sep 11, 2007: YWCA Past and Present
Susan Scott, Executive Director of the YWCA, Speaker.

Oct 09, 2007: Lincoln’s Old Federal Building: The Evolution of a Landmark
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Nov 13, 2007: History of Nebraska Wesleyan University
David Mickey, Professor Emeritus and Author of History of Nebraska Wesleyan, Speaker.

Dec 11, 2007: Old Fire Stations of Lincoln
Craig Clark, Fire Fighter, Lincoln Fire Department, Speaker.

2006 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 10, 2006: The Cushman Photos of Edholm and Blomgren
Clark Springman and Marv Goodding, former engineers at Cushman Motor Works, Speakers.

Feb 14, 2006: An Hour with Dick Blomgren (historic photos of Lincoln)
Dick Blomgren, Speaker.

Mar 08, 2006: And the Winner Is …. PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XIV
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Apr 11, 2006: Archaeological Investigation of Eastern Nebraska’s Historic Trails
Paul A. Demers, Department of Anthropology and Geography, UNL, Speaker.

May 09, 2006: Preservation, the Prairie, and Cather
Betty Kort, Executive Director of the Cather Foundation, Speaker.

Jun 13, 2006: Neihardt’s Legacies
Nancy Gillis, Executive Director, Neihardt State Historic Site, Speaker.

Jul 11, 2006: To Market, Haymarket
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Aug 08, 2006: Preserving the Jewels of the Nebraska State Capitol
Roxanne Smith, Tourism Supervisor, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Sep 12, 2006: Television’s 1st Programming - Lincoln and the 1950’s
Jack G. McBride, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, Speaker.

Oct 10, 2006: Road Work Ahead: The Dawn of Automobility in Nebraska
Randy Peters, State Traffic Engineer, Nebraska Department of Roads, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Nov 14, 2006: Trinity Methodist Church: History, Hurdles, Hopes
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Dec 12, 2006: Downtown Lincoln, Christmas Past (photography of Edholm & Blomgren)
Jon Roth, Speaker.

2005 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 11, 2005: Evolution of the Capitol Environs
Bob Ripley, Capitol Administrator, Nebraska Capitol Commission, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Feb 08, 2005: Music at the Transmississippi Exposition, Omaha, 1898: The Career of Willard Kimball and the UNL Alumni Organ
Professor Peter M. Lefferts, UNL School of Music, Speaker.

Mar 08, 2005: History of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
John S. Schleicher, Head of Special Collections at UNMC, Speaker.

Apr 12, 2005: And the Winner Is …. PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XIII
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Andy and Cathy Beecham.

May 10, 2005: Nebraska Capitol Art History 101
Roxanne Smith, Capitol Tour Guide, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jun 14, 2005: College View via 7th Street
Dick Rumbolz, Speaker.

Jul 12, 2005: History of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Part 2
John S. Schleicher, Head of Special Collections at UNMC, Speaker.

Aug 09, 2005: Sunken Gardens
Lynn Johnson, Director of the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, Speaker.

Sep 13, 2005: Missing Lincoln: The Edholm and Blomgren Photography Collection 1945 - 1985
Jon Roth and Dick Rumbolz, Speakers.

Oct 11, 2005: The Great Salt Lake: Capital Beach and Beyond?
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Nov 08, 2005: George A. Berlinghof, Architect
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Dec 13, 2005: Barns
Matt Steinhausen, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

2004 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 13, 2004: Courthouse Trail and other Preservation Challenges
Jerry L. Berggren of Berggren Architects, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Feb 10, 2004: From Territoryhood to Statehood: Building the 1st Capitol, Insane Asylum, Penetentiary, and University
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Mar 09, 2004: And the Winner Is …. PAL Annual Preservation Award Winners XII
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Apr 13, 2004: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Plains
Kenneth Winkle, Professor and Chair of the History Department, UNL, Speaker.

May 11, 2004: Cushman Motor Works: A Centennial Oral History From the People Who Made It Work
Mary Kay Quinlan and Barb Sommer, Oral Historians, Speakers.

Jun 08, 2004: Bryan the Lion: A Populist Perspective on William Jennings Bryan in Postcards of His Times
Steve Larrick, Speaker.

Jul 13, 2004: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue -- Architect and Master of Many Arts
Bob Ripley, Architect, State Building Division, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Aug 10, 2004: Whittier School
Wayne Drummand and Doug Beals, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Sep 14, 2004: History of the College of Dentistry and a Tour of the Dental Museum
Dr. Stan Harn, Professor of Oral Biology, UNMC College of Denistry, Speaker.

Oct 12, 2004: History of Elections in the US
Bob Sittig, Retired Professor of Political Science, UNL, Speaker.

Nov 09, 2004: Old City Hall and the Park on Government Square
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, and Lynn Johnson, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, Speakers.

Dec 09, 2004: Skyscrapers and Urban Canyons: Looking at Lincoln’s Tallest Buildings
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

2003 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 14, 2003: Tales of the Cornhuskers
Mary Ellen Ducey, University Archivist and Joan Barnes, Public Relations Librarian, UNL, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Feb 11, 2003: Building an Art Museum: The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
Norman Geske, Director Emeritus of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Mar 11, 2003: Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rchitecture: Historic Schoolhouses of Lincoln
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Apr 08, 2003: The Clark Enersen Partners – Six Decades of Design
Dennis Scheer and Kent Munster, The Clark Enersen Partners, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: TCEP and AIA Lincoln.

May 13, 2003: Davis Design: Design Excellence Since 1912
Jim Stange, former President, Davis Design, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jun 10, 2003: Bethany and Cotner University
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Jul 08, 2003: Roller Stake for Fun
Deborah Wallis, Director and Curator, National Museum of Roller Skating, Speaker.

Aug 12, 2003: Preserving Nebraska’s Cultural Heritage: The Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
Julie A. Reilly, Associate Director & Chief Conservator, Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, NSHS, Speaker.

Sep 09, 2003: Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea, and the Corps of Discovery: 200 Years of Mythology Preservation
Dr. Stephen G. Sylvester, Professor of History and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Peru State College, Speaker.

Oct 14, 2003: Making a Buck: Lincoln’s Ill-Fated Currency Experiment of 1872
Matt Hansen, Speaker.

Nov 05, 2003: John Johnson’s Lincoln: A Photographer & His Community
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Dec 09, 2003: Architectural Journey into the Past
Bill Schlaibitz, AIA, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

2002 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 15, 2002: Strict Construction: Historic Sites in Lincoln Associated with Lawyers and the Law
Ed Zimmer, Speaker.

Feb 12, 2002: The Holy City Nigh Unto Bethany
Jim McKee, Speaker.

Mar 12, 2002: What’s Happening on Main Street in Nebraska
J.L. Schmidt, Director, Nebraska Lied Main Street Program, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Apr 09, 2002: Hometown Currency, Lincoln’s National Banks and Their Bank Notes of 1871-1935
Matt Hansen, Speaker.

May 14, 2002: Flat Places and Interesting People: A Look Around the Great Plains
George Tuck, Photojournalism Professor, UNL, Speaker.

Jun 11, 2002: The Building of Omaha
Jeffrey Spencer, Executive Director of Landmarks Inc, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jul 09, 2002: From Horses to Houses: In Search of the East Campus Neighborhood Landmark District
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Aug 20, 2002: Lincoln in the 19th Century
John Carter, Curator of Photographic Collections, NSHS, Speaker.

Sep 10, 2002: Building Stones of Lincoln
Bill Wayne, Professor Emeritus of Geology, UNL, Speaker.

Oct 08, 2002: Looking at the Archeology of Lincoln: The Lincoln Pottery Works
Peter Bleed, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Speaker.

Nov 12, 2002: Sheridan: A Visual Tour of Lincoln’s Grand Boulevard
Elizabeth Chase, Deputy Director, Nebraska Lied Main Street, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln (Tape was copied over in error – not available).

Dec 10, 2002: The Nebraska State Capitol: Up-Close and Personal
Roxanne Smith, Capitol Tour Guide, Speaker.

2001 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 09, 2001: The Brief and Brilliant Lincoln Career of J.H.W. Hawkins
Ed Zimmer, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Feb 13, 2001: New Englander on the Prairie: Thomas Doane & the Founding of Doane College
Janet Jeffries, Director of Foundation Relations, Doane College, Crete, NE, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Mar 13, 2001: St. Cecilia Cathedral Restoration: Preserving a Nebraska Landmark
Paul Jeffrey, Bahr Vermeer & Haecker Architects, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Apr 10, 2001: Seeing Lincoln by Mail: The City and its Picture Postcards
Ed Zimmer and Matt Hansen, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

May 08, 2001: Challenges in Renovation Historic Schools
Perry Poyner, Alley Poyner Architecture, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel, and AIA Lincoln.

Jun 12, 2001: The Development of the UNL East Campus to the 1930’s
Kay Logan-Peters, UNL Architecture Librarian, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Jul 10, 2001: Nebraska State Capitol—An Update on the Masonry Restoration
Mike Rindone, Capitol Architect and Project Manager of Masonry Restoration Project, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Aug 14, 2001: New Photos of Old Stuff: Photographing Historic Structures
Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel, and AIA Lincoln.

Sep 11, 2001: Lincoln’s Original Plan: Starting a City on the Plains
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Oct 09, 2001: Global Perspective on Preservation
Steve Kelley, Architect and Engineer, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Chicago, IL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Nov 13, 2001: Dust Bowl Descent
Bill Ganzel, University Television, UNL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel. Speaker Sponsor: Nebraska Humanities Council.

Dec 11, 2001: A Stitch in Time: Conservation of the Capitol Sower
Mayda Jensen, Jensen Conservation of Omaha, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

2000 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 11, 2000: Antique Collecting and Preservation? How Do We Treat Our Old Stuff
Peter Bleed, Speaker.

Feb 08, 2000: Reflecting the Nation: Early African American Life in Lincoln
Kathy Colwell, Historic Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Mar 14, 2000: The Masonry Restoration of the Nebraska State Capitol—Part 2
Mike Rindone, Capitol Architect and Project Manager of Masonry Restoration Project, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Bahr Vermeer & Haecker Architects.

Apr 11, 2000: Scaffolding the Tower of the Nebraska State Capitol
Mike Rindone, Capitol Architect and Project Manager of Masonry Restoration Project, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

May 09, 2000: Stevens Creek Stock Farm, Rural Lancaster County & the Proposed $200 Million Beltway
David Murphy, Architect, Nebraska State Historical Society & Robert Nieweg, Regional Attorney, National Trust for Historical Preservation, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: Dale and Roda Retzlaff and Family.

Jun 13, 2000: The Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol
Robert C. Ripley, Architect, Manager of Restoration and Promotion, Speaker.

Jul 11, 2000: The History of the Sunken Gardens
Steve Nosal, Horticulturist, Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, Speaker.

Aug 08, 2000: The Building Tylers of Lincoln: A Look at the Architectural Legacy of James and William Tyler
Ed Zimmer and Matt Hansen, Speakers.

Sep 14, 2000: Going Out in Style
Douglas Keister, Author and Photographer, Lincoln Native/California Resident -Wyuka Historical Foundation, Speaker Sponsor. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and Wyuka Historical Foundation.

Oct 10, 2000: What’s Old at the Movies
Jim McKee, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Christian Peterson and Alice Abel.

Nov 14, 2000: Nebraska’s Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898
David Wells, Independent Historian from Omaha, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln, with Christian Peterson and Alice Abel. Speaker Sponsor: Nebraska Humanities Council.

Dec 12, 2000: Old Fire Stations of Lincoln
Craig Clark, Firefighter, Lincoln Fire Department, Speaker. (Not Videotaped.)

1999 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 12, 1999: History of Lincoln’s Parking Lots
Jim McKee, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Bahr, Vermeer & Haecker Architects.

Feb 09, 1999: Revisiting Wyuka
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Historic Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Mar 09, 1999: The Nebraska State Capitol, Present and Future: East Chamber and Courtyard Fountains
Robert C. Ripley, Architect, Manager of Restoration and Promotion, The Nebraska State Capitol, Speaker.

Apr 13, 1999: Women at the University and in Town: The First Century of Lincoln
Dr. Robert E. Knoll, Varner Professor of English Emeritus, Speaker.

May 11, 1999: The Masonry Restoration of the Nebraska State Capitol
Mike Rindone, Capitol Architect and Project Manager of Masonry Restoration Project, Speaker.

Jun 16, 1999: Old and New Urbanism in Lincoln
Steve Henrichsen and Ed Zimmer, Lincoln Planning Department, Speakers.

Jul 13, 1999: By Rail or by Road: Travel the State on a Tour of Recent Preservation Projects funded by the Nebraska Transportation Enhancement Program
John Kay, Enhancement Program Consultant and Business Development Coordinator, Sinclair Hille & Associates, Architects, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Sinclair Hille & Associates, Architects.

Aug 10, 1999: Lincoln in the 19th Century
John Carter, Curator of Photographic Collections, Nebraska State Historical Society, Speaker. (Not Videotaped.)

Sep 14, 1999: Ernst Herminghaus, Landscape Architect, Nebraska State Capitol
Dr. Richard Sutton, ASLA, Landscape Architect and Associate Professor of Horticulture, UNL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Oct 12, 1999: The Architecture of F. C. Fiske
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Hazel Stebbins Interiors, Anne Stebins Sidles, Owner.

Nov 09, 1999: The First Fifty Years: Buildings at the University of Nebraska 1869-1919
Kay Logan-Peters, Architecture Librarian, UNL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Dec 14, 1999: Preserving the Past in Literature: Willa Cather as Historian
Susan Rosowski, Professor of English, UNL, Speaker -- Nebraska Humanities Council, Speaker Sponsor.

1998 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 13, 1998: Preservation of the Kennard House
John Lindahl, Curator of the Kennard House and Jerry Berggren, Preservation Architect, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: Bluestem Books.

Feb 10, 1998: Archeology Close to Home: The Antelope Valley Archeology Project
Peter Bleed, Professor of Anthropology, UNL, Speaker. (Not Videotaped.)

Mar 10, 1998: Listening to Nebraska Architecture
Dr. Thomas Kuhlman, Assoc Professor of English, Creighton University, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Apr 14, 1998: A Respect for Space & A Creative Impulse
Keith Jacobshagan, Artist/Educator, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

May 12, 1998: Seeking Lincoln’s African American Landmarks
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Historic Preservation Planner and Kathy Colwell, City of Lincoln Historic Preservation Intern, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: ECT Amicorp, Division of Lincoln Action Program.

Jun 09, 1998: If Walls Could Talk: Preservation Through Oral History
Mary Kay Quinlan, Freelance Journalist and Oral Historian, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Bahr, Vermeer & Haecher Architects.

Jul 14, 1998: Ernst Herminghaus, Landscape Architect
Dr. Richard Sutton ASLA, Landscape Architect and Associate Professor of Horticulture, UNL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Aug 01, 1998: Rare Remnants: Lincoln’s Surviving First Period Homes
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Historic Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: F.M. Hall House Bed and Breakfast.

Sep 08, 1998: Historic Trails in Nebraska
Greg Miller, Nebraska State Historical Society, Speaker.

Oct 13, 1998: Arts and Crafts Furniture
Andy Schulz, Author, Mission Style Furniture and Roger Holmes, former Editor of Fine Wordworking, Speakers. Videotaping Sponsor: Coplen Construction.

Nov 10, 1998: The Cold War Comes to Nebraska
Barb Sommer, BWS Consulting, and Mary Kay Quinlan, Freelance Journalist and Oral Historian, Speakers.

Dec 08, 1998: Hartley Burr Alexander, Thematic Consultant
Dr. Robert Haller, Professor of English, UNL, Speaker. Speaker Sponsor: Nebraska Humanities Council.

1997 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 14, 1997: Archeology of the Lincoln Pottery Works
Peter Bleed, Professor of Anthropology, UNL, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Tim and Wendy Grancis of Woods Brothers Reality.

Feb 11, 1997: Preserving Public Sculpture
Margaret Berry, Executive Director, Lincoln Arts Council, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Mar 11, 1997: Willa Cather and Women’s Art
Evelyn Harris Haller, Professor of English, Fine Arts/Hunanities Division, Doane College, Crete, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Berggren and Woll Architects.

Apr 08, 1997: Early Aviation in Lincoln: When and Where Lindbergh Learned to Fly
Vincent Goeres, Volunteer, Nebraska State Historical Society, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: T.O. Haas Tire Company, T.O. Hall, Chairman of the Board.

May 13, 1997: A Day in the Park
Jim McKee, Speaker. Mailing Sponsor: Davis Design.

Jun 10, 1997: Sacred Spaces / Special Places, New Uses for Historic Religious Structures
Beverly A Fleming, Member, NSHS Preservation Board, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: The Mill.

Jul 08, 1997: Star City’s Sparklers: Lincoln's Local Landmarks
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Aug 12, 1997: Capitol Preservation Update '97
Robert C. Ripley, Manager of Restoration and Promotion, The Nebraska State Capitol, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Bahr, Vermeer and Haecker Architects

Sep 09, 1997: Lincoln's Landmark Neighborhoods: A Closer Look at Present and Potential Historic Districts
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: The Professional School of Real Estate.

Oct 14, 1997: The Making of a Monument
Robert C. Ripley, Manager of Restoration and Promotion, The Nebraska State Capitol, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Nov 04, 1997: Lee Laurie: Sculptor, Nebraska State Capitol
Professor Dale Gibbs, FAIA, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: The Vickeridge.

Dec 09, 1997: Japan: The Relationship Between Site and Sculpture
Eileen E. Bergt, ASLA, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: The Clark Enersen Partners.

1996 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Jan 09, 1996: Frank Lloyd Wright: A Comprehensive Review of His Architecture
Ellery Hall Davis, AIA, Speaker.

Feb 13, 1996: The “Long” Life and Architectural Career of Artemas Roberts: 1841-1944
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.

Mar 14, 1996: Information Lost

Apr 19, 1996: Germans From Russia in Nebraska
John Schleicher, NSHS, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

May 14, 1996: Photography and Architecture
Roger Bruhn, Photographer, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: PAL and AIA Lincoln.

Jun 11, 1996: Sacred Places: Historic Churches in Lincoln
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: The Clark Enersen Partners.

Jul 09, 1996: Capitol Preservation Update
Robert C. Ripley, Manager of Restoration and Promotion, Nebraska State Capitol, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Erickson Sullivan Architects.

Aug 13, 1996: Louise Pound, Nebraska Scholar and Athlete
Evelyn Harris Haller, Prof of English, Fine Arts/Humanities Division, Doane College, Crete, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: American Association of University Women.

Sep 10, 1996: National Register of Historic Places in Lancaster County
Bill Callahan, National Register Coordinator, NSHS, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Sinclair Hille and Associates Architects.

Oct 08, 1996: Keeping Landmarks form the Landfill
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Aliant Communications.

Nov 12, 1996: Exterior Art and Symbolism The Nebraska State Capitol
Roxanne Smith, Capitol Tourism Supervisor, Speaker. Videotaping Sponsor: Woodmen Accident and Life Company.

Dec 10, 1996: As the Century Turns: Glimpses in (and out)side Some of Lincoln’s Finest Houses of the 1890’s and 1900’s
Ed Zimmer, City of Lincoln Preservation Planner, Speaker.