The Durham Museum Opens “Descendants of DeWitty” Exhibition
The Durham Museum will open Descendants of DeWitty this Saturday, February 4. This 27-photo exhibition shares the history of the people of DeWitty, later known as Audacious, the largest and longest-lasting African American settlement in Nebraska. The images highlight residents and everyday life in the settlement, which was located in Cherry County from 1907 to 1936. The settlers, including former slaves who had fled to Canada before the Civil War and their descendants, began to arrive in 1906-07, attracted by the 1904 Kinkaid Act’s offer of 640 acres of free land in the Sandhills. The traveling gallery exhibit is on loan from the Descendants of DeWitty, NE organization.
To learn more visit www.descendantsofdewittyne.org or see the exhibition on display at The Durham during museum hours. Regular museum admission applies.