6th Annual Beer & Bacon

Saturday, August 21st, 20216:00PM – 10:00PM San Carlo Room, Friend, NE $25 Advance Tickets available at the Pour House$30 at the Door Ticket includes foods (all with the taste of bacon), enterta…

150 Celebration- Event Schedule!

We hope you can join us 4th of July weekend to celebrate Friend’s 150th Anniversary! We have a fun filled weekend of family friendly activities planned! Saturday, July 3rd (San Carlo Room)1:00PM…

Journal Star Article about the Opera House Renovation Released!

Margaret Reist wrote an article in the Journal Star about the Warren Opera House renovation that ran as the top story on the Journal Star’s website!
“A labor of love…

2021 Golf Tournament

Our first annual golf tournament was a huge success! Thank you for everyone who came out to play, donated or volunteered their time! We couldn’t have asked for better w…

Work Being Done on the HS Building!

Talk Derby To Me – May 1st, 2021

It’s the 147th run for the roses!Doors Open @ 11:00 AMTickets- $25The San Carlo Room511 2nd StreetFriend, NE Reservations: RSVP by April 26thMarlys (402) 310-0648Sandy (402) 641-3324Connie (402) 94…

Greg Holdren Lecture – Sunday, March 21, 2021

Greg Holdren has been a 40+ year resident of Friend, NE. During this time he retired from teaching art at the Friend Public School and painted buildings not only in Friend but much…


The Warren Building was completed in the 1880s. Keeping the building in good repair is essential to a structure that is over 135 years old. A project that has long been on our “to do” list is tuck …

Mardi Gras Celebration

Please RSVP on the Facebook Event HERE by February 5th, 2021Or Call for reservations 402-947-2293Free will offering appreciated

Ladies Fall Luncheon

The Cornhusker Model A Ford Club

Four Youth Camps for Summer Fun!

“Talk Derby to Me” May 5th @ 11:00AM -San Carlo Room

It’s the 145th Run for the Roses Presented by H.A.T.S. & Friend Historical Society Tickets $25 11:00 AM Doors Open 11:15 AM Derby Drinks & Coffee 11:45 AM Welcome 12:00 PM Meal “Ke…

Yourk College Traveling Children’s Theater on April 14, 2019 @3:00PM

The Friend Historical Society is presenting the Yourk College Traveling Children’s Theater on April 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM in the beautiful San Carlo Room.  This year the play they are perform…

Come Meet Friend’s Newest VIPs!

Come to meet Friend’s newest VIPs Mayor Judith Knoke, Chief of Police Shawn Gray and Police Officer Dominic Lombardo on March 14, 2019, at the Pour House from 5-8 pm.  Sponsored by the Friend Hi…

Friend Historical Society Fundraiser! Saturday, March 30th!

Beer & Bacon February 23rd


COMING TO FRIEND FEBRUARY 27th! After the February 22 & 24 weekend run in Kimball Recital Hall in Lincoln, UNL Opera will be taking its production of THE TENDER LAND on the road. On Wednesday, Feb…

A Welcome Sign

Friend Historical Society’s Fundraiser Tea!

Check out what’s happening in Friend, on Saturday, November 3rd The Society is hosting the event in the San Carlo Room of the Warren Opera House! Come support the Society in their mission to res…


The Friend Historical Society is constantly evolving to meet not only the original mission of restoring the Warren Building including the Opera House, but to meld the needs of the community to the pot…

Eclipse Party

Total Eclipse Party hosted by Friend Historical Society

Founder of Friend

Charles E Friend founder of Friend

Tractor Relay

Tractor Relay Across Nebraska stops in Friend

Robotics Youth Workshop

FHS and Saline County 4H Extension Office host robotics workshop

Sylvester Andrew

Kentucky Derby

May 5 Ladies celebrating Kentucky Derby 🐎 with amazing hats and mint juleps

Quilts of Valor

Andrew Cemetery

In 2017, as part of the Nebraska 150 Celebration, many presentations on the history of Friend were sponsored by the Friend Historical Society. On May 21 the Andrew Cemetery History was presented along…

Topiary Display

This topiary lined the road to Andrew Cemetery. Andrew Cemetery was part of an 1800s national movement to provide rural, garden, park settings for burial sites.

York Children’s Theater

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