From the Oregon Trail era through today, our family-friendly, historical exhibit brings the story of Nebraska’s unique role in the building of America to life.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $2 per week provides a scholarship for a group of 26 4th graders to tour the Archway and learn about Nebraska history. ($104)
- $5 per week helps defray the cost of printed material that describes Nebraska's unique role in the building of America for distribution to Archway visitors. ($260)
- $10 per week provides a new set of tables and chairs for use by students and community groups in the Archway's Event Room. ($520)
- $20 per week provides sponsorship for one of the Archway's popular Soda Fountain Sundae musical programs. ($1,040)
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Since prehistoric times, the path along the Platte River through Nebraska, once known as the Great Platte River Road, has been an important travel route across the continent. From the Oregon Trail era to today, the Archway’s family-friendly, historical experience brings the stories of the adventurers who traveled the Great Platte River Road to life.
Imagine the daring and determination of the people who first traveled the Oregon Trail, the high-spirited adventure of racing to California during the Gold Rush of 1849, the devotion of the Mormons who moved west in search of religious freedom, the entrepreneurial spirit that lead to the creation of the Pony Express, the industry that built the Transcontinental Railroad and the cooperative effort that lead to the creation of “America’s Main Street,” the Lincoln Highway and the Interstate Highway System. All this history happened right here, on the path along the Platte River in Nebraska and you can experience it all at the Archway.
Throughout our history, people of vision and courage found ways to work together to turn their dreams into reality and to contribute to an enterprise that was much bigger than themselves, the building of America. At the Archway, we salute the pioneers of the past and inspire the pioneers of today.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6852
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708D
3060 East 1 Street
Kearney, NE 68847