On a beautiful and sunny August 14th Sunday afternoon, the Douglas County Historical Society hosted their annual car show “Vintage Wheels at the Fort.” Once again 1st Nebraska provided entertainment for the crowds as they strolled up and down Ft. Omaha’s West Street to ooh and aah at the beautifully restored automobiles of bygone eras.
There were several autos from the early 1920s through the 1960s. The beautiful day and the great cars brought the crowd out to admire and
to listen to the entertainment. In addition to 1st Nebraska there was a vocalist performing songs from the 1920s and 1930s, very appropriate for the age of the autos, and a local polka band, too.
1st Nebraska set-up on the lawn in front of the Gen. Crook House and our music wafted through the tree-lined street and down to the audience. Several folks brought their lawn chairs and set-up on the grass across the street from us. The audience was very appreciative, and one person said, “I came here just to hear your band.” So, it was a very successful and enjoyable outing for us, and thankfully the heat and humidity were low enough that we were comfortable in our wool coats.