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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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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

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The Union Hotel

The Union Hotel was built in 1880 by Mr. Caesar Schaer. This was the same year that the first railroad came to Superior, and it was the town'

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Evelene Brodstone - Lady Vestey, 1875-1941

From a samll farmhouse on the outskirts of pioneer Superior to a luxurious castle on a 30-acre estate within the London city limits.

From $12 a week as a stenographer to the highest salary paid to a woman in her day, comparable to $10 million in today's world.

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The Carnegie Building

This Colonial-style building was erected in 1908 by the Ladies Library Association under the Carnegie endowment program. The building is a striking example of Colonial and Dutch Colonial architecture. The Ladies Library Association was founded March 29, 1882. A frame building was erected in 1887

Superior, NE Carnegie Libraries

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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