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        Nebraska History Moments in Language Arts

        Nebraska fun facts that are historical, arts related, science and literature based. This content falls under Nebraska State standards for Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts and Language Arts.

        Nebraska History Moment: Bess Streeter Aldrich

        Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1881, Bess Streeter married Charles Sweetzer Aldrich in 1907. Two years later, they moved to Elmwood Nebraska. In 1911 she wrote a story for a Ladies Home Journal contest. She was a finalist from about two thousand entries, and never looked back.

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        Nebraska History Moment: Clara Colby

        Clara Bewick (pronounced like "Buick") Colby arrived in Beatrice with her husband in 1872. She wasted no time in making her mark in the community. She started the first public library and community theatre.

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