Humanities speaker to visit Wayne


Speaker Sue McClain will present a program  "From This Day Forward" on Saturday, June 1 at the State Nebraska Bank College Branch, located at 1010 Main Street in Wayne.

This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Wayne County Historical Society as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.

There is no charge to attend this event and refreshments will be served after the presentation.

One of Humanities Nebraska's top speakers, Sue will present pieces from her incredible collection of wedding fashions from the 1900s through the 1970s. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their own wedding dress and pictures. 

"If you have Mom's or Grandma's wedding dresses and pictures, bring those too, " said Elizabeth King, President of the Historical Society.

"From This Day Forward" is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.

Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.

The most frequent users of the HN Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums and historical societies, agencies for the elderly, rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations. Humanities Nebraska sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access our website at (Speakers section) or contact Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail