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.
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.
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.
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—FaceBook page created for the “Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building”. Like us on Facebook.
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.
April 22, 2017—Summit meeting held with 65 attendees to review draft floor plans for the renovation, suggest ideas on how the building can best serve the community as well as sources of funding to finance the restoration and renovation.
June, 2017—Business Development plan prepared by Profit Source. Project funded by USDA and Wirth Foundation.
November, 2017—Clean-up of main auditorium for presentation of Veterans displays to open the Memorial Building to the public.
Fall of 2018—Completion of replacement of Veterans Room roof on east side of Memorial Building. Project funded by Community Development Block Grant and Wirth Foundation.
November 2018—Clean-up of main room of lower level – painting, lighting, ceiling,
woodwork, floor – to hold holiday Farmers Markets.
Spring of 2019—Awarding of Tourism Development Grant from Nebraska Department of Economic Development for ADA access improvements to the Memorial Building including an elevator, ADA accessible bathrooms and access ramp at front entrance.
Summer of 2019—Completion of replacement of all exterior windows and doors by Pella Windows. Project funded by Wirth Foundation.