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Paper cranes invade the Hastings Museum in new exhibit
Cranes are invading the Hastings Museum, not Sandhill Cranes but Origami Cranes. There are more than 36,000 of them, representing Nebraskans living with brain injuries.
"Aren't they beautiful? They flew in yesterday," said Becky Tideman, Hastings Museum Marketing Director.
"So behind us is a display from the Nebraska Association of Brain Injuries and what these are is more than 36,000 cranes have been folded by people all across Nebraska.
You'll notice some of them are that are strings of cranes made out of red, white and blue paper. There are about 1,000 of those and those represent the members of the armed forces in Nebraska that have recently been screened positive for brain injury.
That is one of the most common injuries coming out of Afghanistan. It's a very powerful display. Very moving, I think.
So often people with brain injuries it's not always an obvious injury, you see, and this is a dramatic way to make a statement of how many people in Nebraska do have this condition and do live with this every day," said Tideman
There will be a reception at the Museum March 15 from 5-6:30pm in recognition of Brain injury awareness month.
The display is up through May 5.
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