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Our History

The Plattsmouth Conservancy was organized in 1986 by a group of people who recognized the character and historical significance of the local area architecture.  Since its founding the Conservancy has hosted many community events and projects.  Such projects include the construction of a commemorative railroad depot in Rhylander Park, the restoration of the Fitzgerald Building located at 6th & Main Street and Rock Bluff school and the Plattsmouth walking tour.  Members also participated in the 1994 Chautauqua by enacting a Victorian Garden Party and the 2003 Chautauqua by presenting a Dolly Madison Tea.  

More recent efforts of the Conservancy are seen in Garfield Park with the resurrection Victorian-era bandstand which had fallen into disuse and been dismantled in the 1960s.  Members carefully researched the original bandstand, planned the replica, raised the funds and provided oversight for the construction of the bandstand which was dedicated in September 2005.  Endeavors with the city and other community organizations, continue to center on the revival of Garfield Park through period lighting, landscaping, and signage highlighting this historic park.