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CONTACT:

Sheila Johnson
Public Information Officer, Nebraska Environmental Trust
Phone: (402) 471-5409
Fax: (402) 471-8233
sheila.johnson@nebraska.gov

 

Press Release: Historic Ferguson House Opens for Holiday Tours

 

Lincoln, NE –November 23, 2015– The Nebraska Environmental Trust will host a holiday open house at the historic Ferguson House on Sunday, December 6th. The public is invited to visit and tour the 104 year-old Renaissance Revival home from 1 to 5 p.m. Also open on December 6th is the neighboring Kennard House. There is no charge to experience these historic treasures decorated for the holiday season.

The Ferguson House

 

The Ferguson House is located at 700 S 16th Street in downtown Lincoln. For more information, call 402-471-5417 or e-mail:  Allison.laduke@nebraska.gov  

Considered to be one of the finest examples of Second Renaissance Revival architecture in the area, the Ferguson House was built between 1909 and 1911 by William Henry and Myrtle Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson helped introduce winter wheat and alfalfa to Nebraska and was co-owner of Yankee Hill Brick and Capital Beach Amusement Park, President of Beatrice Foods and owner of Woodlawn Dairy. The state of Nebraska acquired the property from the Ferguson family in 1961 and the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is a well-known landmark in Lincoln located across from the Nebraska State Capitol. The staff of the Nebraska Environmental Trust currently occupies the second floor of the Ferguson House. The first floor living and dining rooms are available to rent for meetings and events.

 

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