Legacy Projects

Legacy Projects

Newspaper Digitization

Microfilm reels next to computerThe Seward Library Foundation is in the process of having all microfilm reels of Seward County newspapers, dating back to 1870, digitized and posted online. This ensures that our local history becomes accessible to all.

You can learn more about this project and how to donate at the Seward Library Foundation website. You can visit seward.advantage-preservation.com now to see examples of reels already online.

Sesquicentennial Painting

Painting of the Seward County CourthouseA new Sesquicentennial Painting of the Seward County Courthouse by artist Todd Williams was donated to honor the late T. J. Fraser by his family.  The painting is currently part of the “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska” project. It will tour the state and will eventually be housed at the Seward Memorial Library to honor T.J. Fraser and commemorate the Sesquicentennial.

 

Seward County National Barn Quilt Trail

Seward County National Barn Quilt Trail - If you have a barn quilt, or would like one made, join our trail! Resources available to help create barn quilts and hanging. Email for more information: sewardbarnquilts@gmail.comCelebrate Seward County’s Sesquicentennial by joining the Seward County National Barn Quilt Trail! If you have a barn quilt, or would like one made, join our trail! Download additional information here or email sewardbarnquilts@gmail.com.

We want to put the Barn Quilts of Seward County on the map for tourists! Join us as we form a trail of barn quilts across the county. Create your own meaningful quilt design, painted on a board and hung on your barn, shed, house, etc. Look up barnquiltinfo.com to see other trails across America.

Additional proposed “Legacy Activities” for Seward include: “150 Trees” Planted-Throughout Seward, a possible history book project, the Standing Bear Historic Marker project/Trail Designation and other projects yet to be named.