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Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering to be held in June

May 15, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF — Scotts Bluff Area Visitors Bureau presents the third annual Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering, June 28-30 at Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering. This presentation is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

The Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering will feature Celtic clans to help the public learn more about their Welsh, Scottish or Irish backgrounds and learn about local Celtic history. There will also be special kid’s activities, specialized entertainment from the Commoners, The Killigans, Jamie Cuthill a solo bagpiper, Common Sound, Indigent Row and Avourneen. The Ren Scotts are Celtic tradesmen who will demonstrate candle making, leather crafting and sword fighting, weaving and spinning, cheese making and basket weaving. We will also have food and beverage vendors, merchandise vendors, a clan parade, and the Kirking of the Tartan during closing ceremonies on Sunday.

The Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering is one of many grants funded by Humanities Nebraska (HN). HN awards more than $257,000 in grants each year.

Created in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Nebraska (HN) is an independent; nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of public and academic members. Humanities Nebraska funds programs that explore Nebraska’s heritage, build community awareness, and strengthen our ties to cultural traditions at home and abroad.

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a public/private partnership that designates funds to HN for distribution.

Any non-profit group is eligible to apply for a grant from HN. The HN staff is available for grant consultation and will read proposal drafts. Contact the HN office if you need assistance with a project idea.

For a copy of Humanities Nebraska grant guidelines, contact HN at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone 402-474-2131, fax 402-474-4852 or e-mail at info@humanitiesnebraska.org. The entire grant guideline packet is online at www.humanitiesnebraska.org