Her poetry has been published in journals which include A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Jeff Barnes is a former newspaper reporter and editor, trustee with the Nebraska State Historical Society, past chairman of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission, and former marketing director for the Durham Museum.He is the author of “Forts of the Northern Plains,”, “The Great Plains Guide to Custer,” and “The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill.” Diane Bartels is a lifelong Nebraskan who grew up wanting to fly airplanes.Cherrie boasts of being a “true Nebraskan,” as she has lived in both ends of the state and is a fourth generation farm girl.The pioneer stories are factual and reflect the diversity of the people and land from western to eastern Nebraska.Bill Behmer is a founder of LAFTA, the Lincoln Association for Traditional Arts.
She is recipient of a number of community and statewide awards for historical preservation.In addition to fiddle and harmonica, Bill plays the mountain dulcimer and is a three-time Midwest dulcimer champion. (1999) in US military history under Pete Maslowski.He has done extensive research into the history and playing styles of this American folk instrument. Since 1999, Berg has taught at UNL courses in American history, European military history, US military history, and the Second World War.Marci visits small town museums, giving life to stories waiting to be shared.Marci has participated at poetry gatherings in six states. She balances her presentations with information, reflection and humor.