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Historic event coming to Norfolk, Nebraska

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NORFOLK, Neb. (US92/KTIV) - Siouxland will be hosting an annual statewide event designed to bring the pioneer era to the modern age.

City officials in Norfolk, Nebraska announced Monday that they were chosen as one of two sites for the 2014 Nebraska Chautauqua.

Organizers say the week-long event is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and follows the old-style Chautauqua tradition, complete with historians and actors under depicting various historical figures underneath a large tent.

Organizers say the event will give audiences a chance to see how events of the 19th Century shaped the modern age.

Jessica Chamberlain, Norfolk Chautauqua Committee says,"What we're trying to do is bring that forward, and present in a historical way...the way you would have seen it 100 years ago. But we also want to talk about the historical implications of the things that happened 100 years ago."

The Chautauqua will be based at the Warren Cook Park near the library but will have satellite events at various sites around Norfolk and a children's festival as well.

The Chautauqua will run from June 18th through the 22nd.

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