Saturday, June 17, 2017

150th Anniversary Celebration begins for Peru State College

Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska is celebrating the sesquicentennial of its founding in 1867.  The institution opened as Nebraska State Normal school. The name changed to Nebraska State Teacher's College at Peru in 1921 and to Peru State Teachers College in 1949. Then in 1978, it became Peru State College.

The Omaha World-Herald published an article on the milestone, "'Nebraska's First College': Peru State kicks off 150th birthday celebration this weekend," by Dan Sullivan on June 16, 2017.  Sullivan also serves as the author of a sesquicentennial history, Nebraska’s First College:  Shaping the Future since 1867.  You can view Sullivan's history online or you can order a copy from the college web site.

An interesting 5:31 minute audio segment reporting on Peru State's history and the 150th anniversary is available on Nebraska's public radio NET News, "Peru State College Ready to Celebrate 150 Years in Southeast Nebraska."