05/12/17

Nebraska Tourism Serves event to take place in North Platte

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Erin Wirth at 402-471-3789, or erin.wirth@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Tourism Serves event to take place in North Platte

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 15, 2017)— A service project organized by the Nebraska Tourism Commission will bring volunteers together to help spruce up a barn at the Lincoln County Historical Museum in North Platte this week.

Nebraska Tourism Serves is a Tourism Commission effort encouraging industry members to volunteer and recruit volunteers statewide to participate in service projects at tourism destinations.
“These projects are exciting because they show Nebraskans working together to preserve our valued destinations,” said Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director, John Ricks. “We’re eager to see the long-term impact that this program will have on the entire industry.”

Volunteers will be repainting the Platte Valley Barn, one of the museum's historic structures. The repainted barn will be a highlight of the museum and help them fulfill their mission of educating the public about the historical significance of the Platte River Valley. “This structure is a wonderful example of barns found on the small farms in the valley at the turn of the 20th Century,” said Jim Griffin, museum curator. The event will coincide with the annual Brochure Swap put on by the Nebraska Travel Association with the hopes that more industry members have the chance to participate.

The Nebraska Tourism Serves project at the Lincoln County Historical Museum will take place Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 2403 N Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE 69101.

Volunteer Notes:
●Lunch will be served
●Bring old gloves and be sure to wear old clothes
●All supplies will be provided
●Everyone welcome

Want to volunteer? For signup information contact Erin Wirth at erin.wirth@nebraska.gov or 402-471-3789.

This is the second of four Nebraska Tourism Serves projects that will take place this year. The first was held at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center over Arbor Day weekend, where volunteers worked to cleanup a butterfly garden. The third will take place at Wessels Living History Farm in York, June 5 where volunteers will be landscaping, painting the exterior of many outbuildings and helping to create a new visitors’ information area. Lastly, the final event will be held in September at the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center in Crofton where volunteers will be repainting the building’s exterior.

Nebraska Tourism would love to have you join our efforts to maintain tourism destinations across the state.  If you’re interested in being a program volunteer, please provide your information at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tourismserves.

More information on Nebraska Tourism Serves can be found at VisitNebraska.com/industry, search: Tourism Serves.

     

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The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.

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