Events

Ferguson House Christmas Open House

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12/10/2017
Date: Dec 10
Venue: The Ferguson House
Location: 700 S 16th Street
Ticket Price: Free
Time: 1-5pm
Phone: (402) 471-5417

The Nebraska Environmental Trust will host a holiday open house at the historic Ferguson House on Sunday, December 10th. The public is invited to visit and tour the 106 year-old Renaissance Revival home from 1 to 5 p.m. The Kennard House will NOT be open this year due to renovations. There is no charge to tour the Ferguson House during this event. The Ferguson House is located at 700 S 16th Street in downtown Lincoln. For more information, call 402-471-5417 or e-mail: allison.laduke@nebraska.gov Considered to be one of the finest examples of Second Renaissance Revival architecture in the area, the Ferguson House was built between 1909 and 1911 by William Henry and Myrtle Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson helped introduce winter wheat and new varieties of alfalfa to Nebraska and was co-owner of Yankee Hill Brick and Capital Beach Amusement Park, President of Beatrice Foods and owner of Woodlawn Dairy. The state of Nebraska acquired the property from the Ferguson family in 1972 and the property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is a well-known landmark in Lincoln located across from the Nebraska State Capitol. The staff of the Nebraska Environmental Trust currently occupies the second floor of the Ferguson House. The first floor living and dining rooms are available to rent for meetings and events.