Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh is passionate about local history. She was raised in Blaine County in the Nebraska Sandhills, graduated from Sandhills High School, received her BA from UN-L with a major in Great Plains Studies, and her MLS from Emporia State University. She has served on the boards of the Great Plains Trails Network and the Douglas County (NE) Historical Society. She wrote a history of the Never Sweat Ranch that she and five generations of Ferguson’s have lived on when it celebrated its 100 year anniversary of continuous ownership. She is the Branch Manager of the Charles B. Washington Branch of the Omaha Public Library and serves as board secretary for the Great Plains Black History Museum board of directors.