Museum presentation to recall history of early organizations
Charley Colton, Chase County Historical Society president, will be giving a presentation on early Chase County organizations this Sunday at the Chase County Museum.
Colton said there are many organizations that started up in the 1800s and early 1900s that have interesting beginnings.
One example is the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), which initially focused on prohibition. It was founded in November of 1874.
It became one of the largest and most influential women’s groups of the 19th century. Colton will discuss its impact on Nebraska and Chase County.
Another is Woodmen of the World, a fraternal benefit society founded in 1890 in Omaha.
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