Descendant of Civil War hero Hatfield donates to county museum


February 16, 2023

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Donation • (l-r): Jane Hatfield Anchustegui and Antelope County Museum executive director Donna Hanson greet Antelope County Historical Society members, following the announcement of a donation from Anchustegui. Her great-grandfather, John Hatfield, is a Civil War veteran and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh.

Jane Hatfield Anchustegui, a descendant of Civil War veteran Capt. John D. Hatfield, recently met with Antelope County Historical Society members, in Neligh, to announce a donation to support the historical society and county museum.

The board expressed its gratitude and presented Anchustegui with a basket filled with Nebraska-produced products.

"Thank you so much for such a great contribution to assist us in preserving and celebrating the history of Antelope County," said Boyd Pedersen, board chairman. "Your continued generous support of the museum is an inspiration to all of us."


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