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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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Willie's Chapel

Wilfred Miller completed this chapel in 1995. He built it the same size as the "World's Littlest Church" in Festina, Iowa. Everything is authentic and is from historical buildings throughout the area that have been torn down. The steeple is dated 1898 and is from the Presbyterian Church in Nelson;

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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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Historic Homes

Rarely is a town the size of Superior, Nebraska filled with so many elegantly restored historical homes. It is no wonder it was given the name "Victorian Capital of Nebraska." Only a few of over 26

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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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