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N150: A look back at Nebraska U’s sesquicentennial
The global community of Huskers spent 2019 celebrating the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's 150th birthday.
The yearlong birthday bash kicked off in February with Charter Week, a series of events that commemorated the university's official formation on Feb. 15, 1869. Charter Week included a night of music from more than 300 artists and appearances by a host of Husker luminaries. It also featured the unveiling of Cherish Nebraska, a massive fourth-floor expansion to the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall.
A traveling exhibit made its way across the Cornhusker State to highlight key moments of university history and the people who helped make it the state's flagship institution. Homecoming week went bigger than ever by reimagining the vintage Cornstock Festival with a longer parade route and multiple concerts. And the biannual Nebraska Lecture Series expanded to a monthly event that explored Husker lore both famous and overlooked.
Check out the photo story below for glimpses of the people, activities and pride that made the university's sesquicentennial a year worth remembering.
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