Advocating for the protection and appreciation of Blair’s historic assets

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As an ADVOCATE, the Alliance seeks to promote public support for the preservation of the city’s historic assets by providing networking and informational assistance to owners of historic properties and local heritage preservation programs. It does this by aligning with other community enhancement groups to pool resources and consolidate efforts toward a common and mutual goal. To learn more about our efforts and what you can do to help, please provide your e-mail address for updates from the Alliance.

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2018 Calendars are now available

The BHPA and the WCHA are joining forces with the 100 Year Fair Co. to produce a keepsake of the 100 Years of the Washington County Fair. It is filled with historic and current photos celebrating all things WCF over the decades. Calendars will be available at the Washington County Museum, the Blair Area Chamber of Commerce or by ordering online.

2018 Calendar

Featured picture from the past

Women’s suffrage parade in Blair, Nebraska in 1914. “Nebraska could have been the first territory to allow [white] women the vote. A suffrage bill passed in the lower house of the territorial legislature in 1856, but failed in the upper house. (Wyoming gave women the vote in 1869.) Nebraska became the second state to allow women to vote in school district elections, but Nebraska (male) voters rejected women’s wider suffrage in 1882, 1891, and 1914. A limited-suffrage act passed in 1917, but court challenges delayed it until the 19th Amendment in 1920 made it moot.”

Do you have history to share?

The BHPA is always looking to increase the information in our archives. If you have pictures or information you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.

Blair Historic Preservation Alliance | P.O. Box 94 | Blair, Nebraska 68008 | contact@blairhistory.com