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Humanities Nebraska Will Present "Nebraska Territory Stories" at BHS Library

December 01, 2016

Speaker, David Seay will present "Nebraska Territory Stories" on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at the Burwell High School library.  This presentaton is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the BHS Student Council as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.  

In this upbeat presentation David performs folk music that existed at the time Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867. Between tunes he discusses how these songs provide glimpses into history by telling stories of everyday life of the pioneers during the 13 years before Nebraska statehood.  This cheerful show works particularly well for family audiences as it has opportunities for volunteers to come up front and participate. Instruments featured are banjo, harmonica, whistles, and mountain dulcimer.

Combining his passions for music, history, and storytelling, David has presented HN Speakers Bureau programs since 1997. He is a master artist with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Artist-in-the-Schools Communities Residency Program and performs with his wife, Deborah Greenblatt, in the popular musical duo Greenblatt & Seay, which has participated in the Nebraska Arts Council’s Touring Program for more than 30 years. David plays over a dozen instruments, teaches private music lessons, and conducts workshops in harmonica.

This presentation will be part of the BHS Library and Media Center's Holiday Open House.  David will present his program at two sessions; one at 10 AM and another at 1 PM.  The public is invited to join in on these sessions and to visit the Library to see their decorations and art projects, along with Marilyn Burnham's holiday village collection.  We hope to see you all there!

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