All this talk about Nebraska but did we know?

Did we know Nebraska Sand Hills is due to the Ice Age receeding? I googled this and here’s a bit of what I found.

The Western Interior Seaway (also called the Cretaceous Seaway, the Niobraran Sea, the North American Inland Sea, and the Western Interior Sea) was a large inland sea that existed during the mid- to late Cretaceous period as well as the very early Paleogene, splitting the continent of North America into two landmasses, Laramidia to the west and Appalachia to the east. The ancient sea stretched from the Gulf of Mexico and through the middle of the modern-day countries of the United States and Canada, meeting with the Arctic Ocean to the north.  that completely separated the North American continent?

So when we speak of the Sand Hills of Nebraska, we now know why there’s big sand in the middle of a land-locked state.

Stuhr Museum and the Literacy Council of Grand Island

They’ve partnered to provide a free holiday program featuring the Descendants of DeWitty both in person at their building (located at 115 W. Charles in GI) and streamed live on Stuhr Museum Facebook page!

KARI STOFER Curator of invited the Decendants of DeWitty Inc. to participate in a question and answer discussion of all things about DeWitty, the longest lasting African American Homesteading community in all of Nebraska. Artes Johnson hosted the event with special guest yours truly; Historian and Author Joyceann Gray, great granddaughter of one of the first settlers of DeWitty; William P. Walker.

Click the link to view this informative hour;