Lincoln, Neb. — The director of the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History says it will soon show how Nebraska got to be “an amazing state.”
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Morrill Hall will reopen the fourth-floor museum space on Feb. 16 as a new permanent exhibit telling the story of Nebraska’s natural past.
Museum director Susan Weller says more than 50 experts gave time and talent to create the $11.4 million “Cherish Nebraska” exhibit, charting Nebraska’s “landscape through time.”
Weller says understanding the history and importance of the state’s ecosystems will inspire more people to protect it into the future.
She also says the exhibit is designed to tell Nebraskans one overarching thing about their home: “It is an amazing state.”