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History Channel Program to Include Plainsmen Museum and Griffith Prairie

History Channel Program to Include Plainsman Museum and Griffith Prairie

A film crew from the History Channel was in Aurora last Tuesday shooting footage for an upcoming series entitled “The States”. According to Janet Tournor, director of the film crew, the series will feature a segment on each of the 50 states. Each state will receive approximately 20 minutes of airtime and the series will begin in May 2007.

Tourner stated that the crew had spent time at the state capitol building covering the unicameral, on campus at UNL and at Memorial Stadium. The focus of the Aurora footage is homesteading, and the group was determined to get a first-hand look at a sod house. Megan Sharp of the Plainsman Museum noted that the crew spent considerable time at the museum gathering footage of the sod house and the rope bed. Sharp was also interviewed for the segment.

After leaving the Plainsman, the crew met up with staff from Prairie Plains Resource Institute and traveled to the Griffith Prairie and Farm west of Marquette to film native prairie and Nebraska cropland. While there Tournor interviewed Eugene Griffith about farm life in Nebraska. The crew will conclude their tour of Nebraska in Omaha and will be moving on to learn about South Dakota next week.

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