Speaker Cherrie Beam-Clarke will return to the North Platte Public Library at noon on Thursday, Aug. 30 to present the sequel to a program she gave in June -- “Promise in a New Land: Migrating and Settling in Nebraska.”
She will present the sequel program, "The Courage to Continue."
Beam-Clarke, as “Mariah,” is a native Nebraska storyteller with the Nebraska Humanities Council. She has been making history come alive for 30 years, giving programs to over 92,000 children and adults.
In this sequel, Mariah Monahan, in period attire and with Irish brogue, depicts life on the Nebraska prairie, 1870-1885. Based on historical facts, the story continues in a dramatic presentation.
Selling the eastern Nebraska homestead, the family begins again as cattlemen in the treeless Sandhills of western Nebraska. They build a sod house, cry for rain, battle rattlesnakes and never-ending winds. They celebrate the Fourth of July, Christmas and take pride in America.
This program is appropriate for third grade through adult ages.
The Brown Bag Luncheon program begins at noon and should last about an hour. Attendees may bring their lunches. Water and tea will be provided. Seating is limited so seat reservations can be made by calling the library at 535-8036 by the day before.
The Friends of the Library group and the Nebraska Humanities Council made it possible to bring this historic program to North Platte as part of the library’s centennial year celebration.