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Cathedral Flower Festival (Nebraska at 150: A Shared Story)
January 28, 2017 - January 29, 2017
The 32nd annual Flower Festival will celebrate the individuals, places, and events which have shaped Nebraska. Florists will create displays that will not only tell a story but will be representative of Nebraska’s unique botanicals. The following Nebraska topics will be represented:
1. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján and Padre Juan de Padilla
2. Pierre-Jean De Smet and Lucian Fontenelle 3. Thomas B. Cuming and Margaret Cuming
4. Vincent and Teresa Berkley / Saint Mary’s Church
5. Saint Katharine Drexel, S.B.S., the Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, NE.
6. Greely County and the Irish Colonies 7. The Rivers of Nebraska
8. Father Flannigan, Henry Monsky and Boys Town 9. The Religious Sisters
10. Francis P. Mathews, Secretary of the Navy 11. Sandhills and the Cattlemen
12. Bertrand Goodhue, Hildreth Meiere and the State Capital
13. The Sandhill Cranes and Pre-historic Nebraska 14. First Peoples
15. Union Pacific RailRoad 16. The Winter Quarters
17. Nebraska’s writers and Poets 18. Our Lady of Nebraska, Saint Isidore and the Nebraska Farmers
19. The Catholic Bishops of Nebraska 20. Thomas Rogers Kimball and the Cathedral
21. Chimney Rock, Scott’s Bluff and the Oregon Trail 22. The Sea of Grass (Sanctuary)
23. Twisters 24. Mother Magdalen Bentivoglio and Sr. Mary Constance Bentivoglio…
General of the Franciscan Order to bring the Order of Poor Clares to America.
25. Lewis and Clark and the Corp of Discovery 26. Trans-Mississippi Exposition
27. Saint James Orphanage 28. Julius Sterling Morton
29. The North Platte Canteen 30. The Immigrant Churches and Synagogues
31. Luigi Waites and the North Omaha Jazz Scene 32. Knights of Aksarben Foundation
33. Mildred D. Brown and the Omaha Star 34. Rose Blumkin – Founder of the Nebraska Furniture Mart
35. Clarence W. Wigington, the first black architect to design a home in Nebraska.