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Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey


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Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey The Victorian Festival Honoring Lady Vestey is held each year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend to honor Superior's most famous former resident, Evelyn Brodstonte, Lady Vestey. Activites throughout the weekend emphasize the community's Victorian heritage, with citizens dressed in period costumes, a parade, Victorian Tea, a portrayal of Lady Vestey's life, and events designed to appeal to family members of all ages, such as games and train rides.

The Victorain Festival Honoring Lady Vestey has been selected by a national publication as one of the Top Ten Festivals in the Nation.
The festival has also received the Trailblazer Award of the Old west Trail Foundation, and has been honored as Nebraska's Outstanding Event by the Nebraska Department of Tourism and the Nebraska Community Improvement Program.

Visitors can participate in various entertainments and sports competitions, eat special meals prepared by local churches and other organizaitons, and shop in local stores.


Phone: 402-879-3419

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One-room Schoolhouse

Now, nearly extinct as an educational institution, this one room school, built in 1884, stands proudly on the museum grounds - a monument to the importance the prairie pioneer placed on educating their young. Many a rural student was provided eight years of "readin','ritin', and 'rithmetic"

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Lincoln Park - RV Camping

Spacious Lincoln Park has a shaded camping area with cement pads and free hookups for 20 campers, as well as a beautiful botanical garden. A dump station and modern restrooms are also provided, as well as a horseshoe pitching area, sand volleyball, tennis courts, picnic shelters and a children'

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Outdoor Murals

In 1993 this 100-foot wall mural depicting a typical Victorian street and business logos from early Superior, was designed and painted by Anne Beeson, an art teacher at the Clarkson Public Schools. It incorporates features of 15 historic buildings in the town.

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Historic Downtown Superior

Downtown Superior has been designated a National Historic District. Several of the storefronts have been restored to their original appearance or redecorated to accentuate the Victorian motif. The designated area covers four square blocks and is representative of business districts from 1883

Superior, NE National Register

The Vestey Center

The Vestey Center was built in 1929 in the art deco style. The hotel was originally named "The Nebraskan" (a joining of the names Nebraska and Kansas)

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