Nebraska 150

The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska. In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond. Please join us in celebrating the historic past of your University and helping us chart a bold new future.

Charter Day

February 15, 2019

County programs, clubs, and other 4-H groups are encouraged to host local events on the charter day, February 15, 2019. Order N|150 ice cream from the Dairy Store or create cookies in the N|150 shape using the 3D Printable Cookie Cutter. Print your own N|150 cookie cutter using a local 3D printer using the file and instructions. Pre-printed cookie cutters are not available for purchase. 

Large pull-up banners are also available to check-out in each Nebraska Extension District Office for 4-H contests, Extension trainings, and other local events. 

Cookie Cutter Image

3D Printable Cookie Cutter File

3D Printable Cookie Cutter Instructions

Glow Big Red

WearTec Activity

An adapted WearTec activity is available for teachers and Extension staff to download and use throughout the year. The activity leads kids in making light-up bow ties with the N|150 logo and 4-H Emblem. This activity is great for afterschool and school enrichment programs. Participants who complete the activity will receive an N|150 Glow Bracelet (while supplies last). Participants will need to cut out the bow tie template and poke holes for LED according to the template file. Participants will also need a coin cell battery, two-prong LED, and scotch tape.

N|150 Bow Tie Template

Bow Tie Assembly Instructions

Lesson Plan

WearTec 1 Circuitry Leader's Guide

Flat Herbie

Tour the Town

Flat Herbie is here to celebrate this milestone. Cut out Herbie and make him part of your community by taking him on a tour of your town. Snap a picture of him at local events, favorite landmarks, or 4-H activities. Upload the pictures to your social media channels with #N150Herbie or email us at We encourage everyone (students, faculty, staff, 4-H families, and alumni) to get in on the fun with Flat Herbie throughout 2019!

Participate during the month of February to win the Grand Prize! All photos submitted during Nebraska 4-H Month will be included in the N|150 Grand Prize Drawing, sponsored by Nebraska 4-H. Two winners will receive a UNL Prize Pack, filled with Husker Gear! 

Download Flat Herbie

Download Flat Herbie Coloring Page

N|150 Stepping Stone Showcase

4-H members are invited to show their creativity and University of Nebraska pride by creating a stepping stone that represents the N|150 milestone. Stepping stones will be exhibited at local counties fairs, and one stepping stone from each county will be chosen to be displayed at the Nebraska State Fair at the Raising Nebraska landscape.

  • Stepping stones may be made out of any materials. Keep in mind that fairgoers may step on the stones while on display, therefore, they should be durable.
  • Stepping stones should be 8 inches by 8-inch squares.
  • Design: N|150 themed or In Our Grit, Our Glory themed
  • Each county will select one for display at Raising Nebraska. It will not be eligible to be judged in any other class at State Fair.

Stepping Stone Tips

Photography Unit 3 Exhibit Print

4-H members enrolled in Mastering Photography Unit 3 are invited to celebrate N|150 by exhibiting in the Theme Print (Class B182060) at their local counties fairs. The top exhibit(s) from each county will be selected to advance to the Nebraska State Fair. February 15, 2019 marks 150 years of history to appreciate, impact to unpack, and stories to tell. How has the University of Nebraska impacted you, your family, or your community? How can you tell this story through photography?

See Rules

Additional Items

County programs, clubs, and other 4-H groups are encouraged to consider adding the N|150 logo to their 2019 4-H shirts. N|150 promotional items will be provided for campus and county offices to have throughout the year. These items include temporary tattoos, pens, stadium cups, and activity prizes. All promotional items will be equally distributed directly to county offices and are available while supplies last.

In 2019, the future unfolds. Join us.

Nebraska 150

N|150 building illustration