CUSTER COUNTY—The Custer County Historical Society is proud to welcome a one of a kind program to the area. The Audacious, Nebraska Saga-Descendants of DeWitty program will be held at the Custer County Museum on Thursday, October 3 at 7 PM.
This program is about the community known as DeWitty, later known as Audacious, which was the largest and longest-lasting African American settlement in rural Nebraska. The settlers, including former slaves who had fled to Canada before the Civil War and their descendants, began to arrive in 1906-07, attracted by the 1904 Kinkaid Act’s offer of 640 acres of free land in the Sandhills. Actual descendants of DeWitty re-enact stories of the settlement and its people, accompanied by historic photographs.
The major funding for this program comes from Humanities Nebraska. Humanities Nebraska receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.
This event is free and open to the public. If there are any questions or for more information call (308) 872-2203.