We hope a variety of programming planned throughout 2017 will appeal to individuals of all ages from across the county. Dawson County was settled by diverse ethnic groups – Gothenburg by the Swedes, the Farnam area by former slaves starting a new life on homesteads there, an area northeast of Cozad by the Danes, another area northwest of Lexington by Germans, Lexington by multiple groups such as the Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch, Mexicans and more. Lexington is still a diverse community with residents and immigrants from around the world including Hispanics, Asians, Africans, Native Americans, as well as Indians from India, we always have a diverse public visiting the museum. Our Lexington Public School system has students from 28 countries with 80 different native languages when all the dialects are included. All county schools have some of these immigrant groups as they seek housing and jobs across the region.

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