PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
2740 "A" Street, Lincoln, NE 68502, 441.7846, fax: 441.8706
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terry Genrich, Parks and Recreation, 441-7939, Becky Seth, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 402-441-8708
HISTORIC HUDSON CABIN MOVED TO NEW HOME
The Hudson Cabin, built in 1863, was moved today from the former State Fair Park to Pioneers Park Nature Center. It is being placed northwest of Heritage School, which was moved from the fairgrounds to the Nature Center in November.
The Hudson Cabin was built by Thomas Jefferson Hudson south of the village of Lancaster, which later became Lincoln. Heritage School was built during the Great Depression as the District 113 Cunningham School. Both buildings are now owned by the City.
Moving services for the Hudson Cabin were donated by Williams Midwest Housemovers of Hastings, Nebraska. Embury Construction donated the foundation and will replace the roof.
Heritage School was opened the end of November for the Heritage School Program offered to all 4th-grade students through Lincoln Public Schools. Heritage School and the Hudson Cabin will be open on special occasions, for programming and upon request (call 402-441-7895). A dedication ceremony for both facilities is being planned for this fall.
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(The photos below were taken by Becky Seth)
|Hudson Cabin entering Pioneers
Park Nature Center
|Hudson Cabin in place with Heritage School
in the distance