It’s Charter Week!

This week, we are celebrating Charter Week! 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.  In York County, we are celebrating Charter Week in the following ways!

4-H Fest

4-H Fest is a free community event for all York County families! The York County 4-H Council hosts hands-on activities and carnival-style games in order to showcase the many opportunities that 4-H has to offer. This year, we will have inflatables, cookie decorating, N|150 Ice Cream from the UNL Dairy Store, live animals, and an appearance by Flat Herbie! The first 50 youth in the door will receive a 4-H Prize! Come celebrate with us at the Cornerstone Building on the York County Fairgrounds, February 17 from 4 – 6 PM!

Glow Big Red

Another opportunity to celebrate Charter Week in your local community is by participating in Glow Big Red. In celebration of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 150th year, we’re calling all Huskers to Glow Big Red on February 14. What’s Glow Big Red? It’s a day when the worldwide UNL community shows up and shows out. The color of the day is red, so make sure that wherever you are you light it, fly it, wear it and give it in honor of your university. 

Light It - Red burns brighter. Prove it by lighting up your house or windows with Husker red lights and glow sticks.

Fly It - It might not be game day, but you can wave your Husker flag like it is!

Wear It - Wear your favorite Husker apparel, or throw on a pop of red to show your Nebraska pride.

Give It - Build the next 150 years of excellence by contributing to your university during its 24 Hours of Husker Giving.



Flat Herbie

Flat Herbie is here to celebrate Charter Week! Download and 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! Flat Herbies are available to pick up at the York County Extension Office – stop by and get your Herbie today!

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!

We look forward to celebrating Charter Week and hope that you will join us!