History and Officers

The Sod House Society was organized in Omaha, Nebraska on June 19, 1956 in the Lecture Hall of Joslyn Museum. Mr. Max Marshall, an attorney, was elected as the first president of this rather unique organization. It has grown ever since and there are members from Alaska, Hawaii and from one coast to the other of the Continental U.S.

The group has been active since that first meeting and has met at least once or twice each year since then. Since 1965, meetings have been held twice yearly, the second Saturdays in June and October. At the annual meeting in June, officers are elected.

Five members comprise the Board of Directors, with two being elected each year. The immediate past president be­comes a member of the board. Historical sites, museums, homes, parks, lakes are visited. Sometimes guest speakers address the assembled members and visitors. Various types of significant places, forts, caves, mines, ranches, sod houses, fairs are visited.


President:  Burton Heath, P.O. Box 132, Creston, NE 68631, 402-285-0486

Vice President:  Gerald Hartman, PO Box 124, Holstein, Ne 68950

Treasurer:  Robert Slater, 1824 Grant St., Holdrege, NE 68949,   308-995-6712

Secretary:  Bonnie Preston, PO Box 2024, Hastings, NE 68901

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