Monday, June 29 | The companions will depart for the Nebraska State Capitol. A 19-foot tall bronze statue known as "The Sower" forms the top of the 400-foot-tall domed tower. The tour will include the rotunda, the ornate walnut ceiling in the Supreme Court chamber, and the observation deck. We will have lunch at Billy's, the only full-service restaurant in Lincoln operating out of a house built in 1887. In the afternoon group will be free to explore the many shops, galleries, and eateries in the Historic Haymarket District.
Tuesday, June 30 | The group will depart for Omaha and begin with a tour at the Durham Museum. The Museum is in Omaha’s historic 1931 Union Station. It is filled with an excellent array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars and the Byron Reed collection. The historic Old Market district of downtown Omaha is where the group will have lunch before departing for the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum. The museum houses an extensive collection of military aircraft such as the B-1 and B-52, missiles, and spacecraft including an Apollo 009 space capsule. The museum also features state-of-the-art 2-D and 3-D virtual reality 360-degree flight simulators.
Wednesday, July 1 | In the morning the group will go to the University of Nebraska State Museum for Natural History located in Morrill Hall. The museum features the first collection of fossil elephants and “Archie”, the life-sized bronze Colombian mammoth that greets visitors. They will then join up with the ACUP attendees for lunch at the Red Cloud Room, followed by a tour of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln campus, bookstore, and Print, Copy, Mail, Distribution Services operation.