NEBRASKA CITY VETERAN’S MEMORIAL BUILDING TIMELINE
November 2, 2015—Permission given by City Council to apply to the Nebraska Historical Society to place the Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building on the State Historic Inventory and on the Federal Register of Historic Buildings.
November 11, 2015—Informal meeting in the auditorium of the Memorial Building on Veterans Day. Representatives from Leo A. Daily Architectural and Engineering firm discussed rehabilitation of the building. About 33 individuals attended the gathering.
December 1, 2015—Application completed and submitted to the Nebraska State Historical Society to place the Veterans Memorial Building on the Nebraska Historic Inventory and the Federal Register of Historic Places.
January 8, 2016—State Historical Society Board of Directors met and unanimously approved the Memorial Building application to be included on the Nebraska Historic Inventory and forward the application to the Department of the Interior, for their approval to place the Memorial Building on the Federal Register of Historic Places.
January 8, 2016—Paperwork filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State to incorporate the Nebraska City Veteran’s Memorial Building Project as a private non-profit entity.
March 22, 2016—United States Department of the Interior places the Memorial Building on the National Register of Historic Places. (The National Register is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.)
June 2016—Video history of the Memorial Building produced and placed on You Tube. Go to: You Tube, “Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building” to view video.
June 2016—Face Book page created for the “Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building”. Like us on Facebook.
July 2016—Grant awarded by USDA for business development plan. (Grant has funded a business plan for the Memorial Building to show the building can be self- sustaining.)
November 4, 2016—Internal Revenue Service officially recognizes the Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building Project as a Tax Exempt 501(c) (3) non-profit entity.
December 14, 2016—The Wirth Family Foundation grants $10,000 to the Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building Project to match funding from the USDA.
April 22, 2017—Summit meeting held with 65 attendees to review draft floor plans for the renovation and suggest ideas on how the building can best serve the community.
June 21, 2017—Environmental Building Assessment Report completed by AMI Environmental for the Veterans Memorial Building
June 6, 2018 – Run for the Fallen Event
2019 Farmers Market held at the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot with fall markets held in the lower level. Indoor Farmers Market on 9/29, 10/26, and 11/23 9:00 am - Noon
March 29, 2019- Blue Star Mothers Quilts of Honor presentations and Veterans Display
April 26, 2019 – Arbor Day open house Veterans Display
August 23, 2019 – Pella Windows installation completion ribbon cutting. Windows provided by the Paul, John, Anton & Doris Wirth Foundation, Inc.
September 9, 2019 – (9.9.19) Fundraising Kickoff Campaign. Celebrating the 90th Birthday of the Veterans Memorial Building. Donors are asked to contribution $9, $90, $900, $9,000 or $90,000 in honor of this historic day.
September 21, 2019 – Veterans Memorial Building Applejack parade float featuring veterans and families in a military jeep. Building open for tours.
November 11, 2019 – Birthday Celebration! The day included tours, patriotic readings, music, veteran service displays, a statement from the Governor and birthday cake was served.
July 11, 2020 – Saturday community volunteer workday to removed ceiling grid, pads and old ductwork, remove old kitchen cabinetry, and remove a wall.
November 7, 2020 – Construction tours showing the great progress of ADA restrooms, plumbing, and elevator installation.
November 11, 2022 – Anticipated grand opening event!