The Johnson County Historical Society will begin its 2019 season with a special “Monday Night at the Museum,” honoring the Tecumseh Chieftain. The tribute is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 8, 2019 at the museum located at Third and Clay streets in Tecumseh. Carol Sisco, editor of the Tecumseh Chieftain will present interesting facts and anecdotes of 150 years in the newspaper business.
“It is only fitting that the museum joins in the Chieftain’s celebration of its 150th year," Sarah Williamson, president of the society said. "We are honored to be a part of such a significant milestone.”
The Chieftain was founded in 1869. That is only two years after Nebraska become a state and 14 years after Tecumseh was founded. The Chieftain clearly holds the record for the longest sustained nonpublic entity in Tecumseh. The Burlington Railroad can claim second place and the Chieftain was there in 1880 to report on the arrival of the first train!
“The Chieftain has been a part of our community longer than any of us living today can remember,” added Williamson. “The museum has dedicated one of its display windows to reflect a small portion of that history. Not only has the Chieftain supported Johnson and surrounding counties, its readers have supported the Chieftain. What a wonderful success story.”
Monday Night at the Museum is open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.