TOURS OF THE LESTER F. LARSEN TRACTOR MUSEUM
Sunday, November 18 2007, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
UNL Tractor Museum - East Campus
Staff at the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum on UNL's East Campus will lead visitors on a guided tour of the museum, which includes photographs, machinery and farming equipment that dates back to the years spanned in The Worst Hard Time. Both tours will emphasize the equipment used from the era dating 1901 to 1939, and will included vocal commentary on the different types of farming equipment and techniques used during the Depression and Dust Bowl, as well as providing information on possible links between farming and the cause of the Dust Bowl during the Depression. [Note: Two identical tours will be provided, at both 1:00 and 3:00 on this date, with the Meghan Sittler presentation (below) scheduled for 2:00 between the tours.]
THE WORST(?) HARD TIME: PAST AND PRESENT DROUGHT IN NEBRASKA
Sunday, November 18 2007, 2:00 p.m.
UNL East Campus
Hardin Hall -- Room 163
Meghan Sittler, from the National Drought Mitigation Center, provides a presentation that draws on the idea that past experiences of drought and possible future climate changes could rival the dust bowl. [Note: This presentation will be given between two tours of the nearby Lester F. Larsen Tractor Museum on UNL's East Campus (see above).]