Gage County Historical Society and Museum will dedicate a new exhibit at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug 18.
The exhibit highlights the National Guard's Company C 134th Infantry Regiment. The dedication will take place on the front lawn of the Gage County Museum, weather permitting. An alternate location has been set in case of rain at the Armed Forces Reserve Center.
The dedication will include remarks by Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac and others in the community about the project and information on Company C. Afterwards, a ribbon cutting will take place.
The exhibit was started by the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward as a way to reach out to specific communities with ties to the National Guard. The point of the project is to tell the history of National Guardsmen that served in a specific community, according to a press release sent out by Gage County Museum Administrator Megan Sothan.
The Gage County museum is the first to receive an exhibit with help of the National Guard Museum.
“We are actually the pilot community to start with this project with Nebraska National Guard, so this is the first installation of an exhibit of this kind in any community in Nebraska,” Sothan said.
The exhibit features a timeline of Company C and goes into detail of what Company C did during their time in Gage County.
Company C was Beatrice’s first National Guard unit.
“It details their service from their beginnings around 1875 through all of the different conflicts they participated in as well as their service helping with natural disasters, as well,” Sothan said.
After the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sothan invites the public to come into the Gage County Museum to enjoy the new Company C exhibit.