Arbor Day 2013 "Dig It. Plant It. Grow It." | Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce/Main Street Nebraska City, NE

Arbor Day 2013 "Dig It. Plant It. Grow It."
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Date And Time
4/26/2013 TO 4/28/2013


Event Description:

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Did you know J. Sterling Morton, the Founder of Arbor Day, called Nebraska City home? Indeed, the holiday began here, over 130 years ago, because Mr. Morton and his wife, Caroline, loved trees so much that they wanted to plant them all over their estate and throughout the Nebraska countryside.  As the Secretary Agriculture under Grover Gleveland, Morton was instrumental in formally establishing the national (now international) holiday.

As home to internationally-celebrated Arbor Day, Nebraska City takes its beautiful trees seriously, and 2013 will mark our 141st Annual Arbor Day Celebration. We hope you’ll join us for the many festival activities all weekend!

The annual Arbor Day Celebration features children’s educational activities, a parade, craft show, flea market, free trees, all-you-can-eat chili cook-off, home & garden show, commemorative tree plantings, special award ceremonies, and, of course, tours of Arbor Lodge, the home of J. Sterling Morton.   Don’t miss the live music, tree-climbing demonstrations, or carraige rides. 


ARBOR DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Arbor Day Celebration Video - Rekindle your love for Arbor Day and Arbor Day's Hometown - Where Great Ideas Grow!  

An Enchanted Arboretum - Grand Unveiling Video

Arbor Day 5 & 10k Run/Walk Results

Arbor Day Chili Cook-Off on April 26  

Arbor Day Home & Garden Show on April 27

Arbor Day Parade Entry Form 

Arbor Day Event Poster


Thank you to our 2013 Arbor Day Committee Members: Amy Allgood, Heather Austin, Rita Beck, Randy Fox, Greg Goebel, Jim Haley, Vaughn Hammond, Jenny Kearney, Mike Kearney, Mark Kemper, Jaclyn & Jason Kreifels, Jim Kuhn, Joel Lundak, Matt & Rose Ralstin, Rebecca Turner, and Steve Cody



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Nebraska City, NE 68410


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