The Sarpy County Historical Museum, 2402 Clay St., in Bellevue, is now selling the Sarpy County Historical Activities Book, which is filled with historical information on the county portrayed through coloring pages, word searches, crossword puzzles and more.
Jim Peaker, a photographer, drove around Sarpy County to take photos of different landmarks including the Old Portal Schoolhouse in Papillion, the Bellevue Log Cabin, some buildings on Offutt Air Force Base, downtown Springfield and more, which he then Photoshopped into coloring pages for the book.
Ben Justman, executive director for the museum, said the book is definitely for children, but because museum staff and the book’s creators didn’t set an age group, it could be something that adults may find interesting as well.
The 28-page book is selling for $3 at the museum’s gift shop and was a collaborative effort between museum volunteers, board members, sponsors and Peaker.
Most of the money that will be made on booklet sales will go back to publishing more, but the rest will be used for other educational initiatives.
“We were toying with the project for a while, and we finally sat down and got it going,” Justman said. “Anything with knowledge and history of Sarpy County, we are all for.”