Kearney, Neb. — Archway Director Eric Hellriegel is pleased to announce a new addition to the Archway staff. Jill Epley is the new Event Coordinator at the Archway. She will be handling meeting and reception room rentals and will be creating and administering new events at the Archway designed to serve our local community.
Originally from Kearney, Ms. Epley is a graduate of the Recreation Management program at the University of Nebraska Kearney. She comes to the Archway following a four year stint as Recreation Coordinator in York, Nebraska. While in York, Ms. Epley initiated the popular “Bike at Night” program along the illuminated York hike/bike trail and the “Film on the Field” programs that show outdoor movies at York sports venues.
“I hope to develop a schedule of programs that will strengthen the Archway’s role as a cultural asset to the local community and promote greater community engagement at the Archway,” says Ms. Epley.
Since prehistoric times, the path along the Platte River through Nebraska, once known as the Great Platter River Road, has served as a migratory route across the continent. From the Oregon Trail era to today, the Archway’s family friendly exhibit brings the story of the Great Platte River Road to life. Walk the pioneer trails. See the Pony Express. Experience the Transcontinental Railroad. Hear stories of the Lincoln Highway. Both entertaining and educational, The Archway is a must-see adventure for visitors of all ages.