Logan-Peters takes 300 on historic tour

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Logan-Peters takes 300 on historic tour
N150 Charter Week photo story

With an image of Architecture Hall — the university's first library — in the background, Kay Logan-Peters, professor of libraries, delivers an N150 Nebraska Lecture at the Champion’s Club on Feb. 12. Nearly 300 attended the event, which featured a historic tour of campus architecture, spanning the university’s first building to the roots of the modern-day campus.
With an image of Architecture Hall — the university's first library — in the background, Kay Logan-Peters, professor of libraries, delivers an N150 Nebraska Lecture at the Champion’s Club on Feb. 12. Nearly 300 attended the event, which featured a historic tour of campus architecture, spanning the university’s first building to the roots of the modern-day campus.

From the ill-fated foundation of Dear Old Nebraska U's first building to plans for the modern campus, Kay Logan-Peters took nearly 300 on a historic architecture tour during a N150 Nebraska Lecture on Feb. 12.

The talk, held in the Champions Club, was part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's weeklong Charter Week celebration. It included the first public presentation of an NET-produced, virtual reality tour around the exterior of University Hall, which was the first building on campus.

NET has launched an app to view University Hall via Google Cardboard. The app is available via iTunes and the Google Play store.

Click here to watch Logan-Peters' lecture.

Jane Green, Chancellor Ronnie Green’s wife, tries out a virtual reality reconstruction of Nebraska Hall under the watchful guidance of NET's Mike Fields.

Logan-Peters’ talk was the second in the Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Regularly offered twice a year and featuring faculty discussing research and creative activity, the series has expanded in 2019 to a year-long, 12-talk format celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary. The expanded series is supported through a $15,000 grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through Humanities Nebraska.

All talks in the N150-inspired Chancellor’s Lecture series are free and open to the public. The talks are streamed online and made available via podcast.

The next N150 Nebraska Lecture is 3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Great Plains Art Museum. It will feature scholar John Sorensen discussing "Grace and Edith Abbott: Nebraska's Social Justice Sisters."

Additional lecture topics and dates will be announced. Regular updates will be provided through the Nebraska Lectures website.

Nearly 300 attended the second talk in the extended N150-year schedule of the Nebraska Lectures. The next lecture, 3:30 p.m. March 28 in the Great Plains Art Museum, will feature scholar John Sorensen discussing “Grace and Edith Abbott: Nebraska’s Social Justice Sisters.” The talks are free and open to the public.

Kay Logan-Peters opens her Nebraska Lecture on Feb. 12. The talk examined stories about the buildings as well as the people who helped design, build and use them.

Mark Griep, associate professor of chemistry, examines a model of University Hall. The model, used by NET to create a virtual reality tour of the university’s first building, was presented as a gift of the class of 1897.

University Hall, the first building on campus, was a focus of the Feb. 12 Nebraska Lecture.

Learn more about Charter Week at Nebraska.