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Trails and Tales

October 11 - 20, 2012

Exploring the Roots of American History and Literature


Contact Information

Dr. Sara Crook

600 Hoyt Street

PO Box 10

Peru, NE 68421

(402) 872-2279

Dr. Dan Holtz

600 Hoyt Street

PO Box 10

Peru, NE  68421
(402) 872-2267


Past Trails and Tales Photo Gallery


2012 Trails and Tales Video


Additional Information

Project or Program Desired Outcomes
Trails and Tales Brochure/Itinerary/Registration
Course Outline - English 498/598 and Education 598

Course Outline - History 498/598 and Education 598


Trails and Tales VIII: “Exploring the Roots of American History and Literature,” is the eighth offering of Peru State College’s popular and innovative interdisciplinary history and literature tour.


First offered in June of 1996, this program has taken more than 300 teachers, students, PSC alumni, and others who appreciate Nebraska’s heritage on statewide tours of the state’s important historical and literary sites. Now, for the first time, Trails and Tales--in October of 2012--will venture away from Nebraska and the plains to explore the foundations of American history and literature in an adventure spanning the east coast from Williamsburg, Virginia, to Concord, Massachusetts. And, again, Peru State alumni will get the first opportunity to sign up.

This time the nine-day chartered bus tour will feature numerous stops at sites which illustrate American Colonial and early United States history. Additionally, the tour will
feature stops at the homes, birthplaces, and, even, graves of American literary giants.

Spots on the tour are limited, and this one promises to be particularly memorable. So join your fellow Peru State friends on this journey sponsored by your alma mater, Nebraska’s first college.


Transportation arrangements to Norfolk, VA, to commence the tour, and from Boston, MA, to conclude the tour, are to be made and purchased individually. The cost of the tour is $2,449 (based on double occupancy), $3,389 (based on single occupancy) which includes all transportation (between Norfolk, VA and Boston, MA), lodging, meals (except 2 lunches), admissions, tips, and taxes. Your only expenses on the tour would be the previously mentioned 2 lunches, individual purchases, souvenirs, or alcoholic beverages. A $100 deposit is required to hold your reservation in the Tour. The deposit is fully refundable until August 1, 2012. All applications due by August 1, 2012. Deposits are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The balance of the tour is due August 1, 2012. No refunds are allowed after that date unless the tour slot is filled by another person.