Jeff Barnes, a fifth-generation Nebraskan, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, trustee with the Nebraska State Historical Society, past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director for the Durham Museum. He is the author of “Forts of the Northern Plains,”, “The Great Plains Guide to Custer,” and “The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill.” Jeff Barnes, Author/photographer, will share the images and stories of Nebraska’s lesser-known historical monuments, placed far off the beaten path. This is our state’s “hidden history,” with long-forgotten stories and rarely seen landscapes, such as the impact of glaciers on our community monuments, or how Nebraska’s first marker nearly went to the bottom of the Missouri and – once placed at its permanent site – still disappeared for fifty years. Wherever possible, markers of the host’s community are also featured. Jeff Barnes is sponsored by Nebraska Humanities.