NFM burying time capsule to celebrate 100th anniversary

Gov. Ricketts, Rep. Don Bacon among those attending Tuesday’s ceremony
To honor the anniversary, NFM put together a time capsule to bury on its property to be opened in 15 years.
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 10:44 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - NFM is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a gift for the future.

Local, state, and national officials were on hand Tuesday at the hub of Nebraska’s largest furniture store to witness the burial of a time capsule.

Gov. Pete Ricketts and Congressman Don Bacon were joined by Westside Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas at NFM at a ceremony Tuesday morning to commemorate the occasion with NFM CEO Tony Boldt and store director Scott Baker.

“Who would have thought in the late 30′s a woman could open a small store with $500 in the basement of a pawn shop and turn that little store into what I think is the best home furnishings business on the planet,” Scott Baker said.

Gov. Pete Ricketts and Congressman Don Bacon were among those attending the NFM time capsule...
Gov. Pete Ricketts and Congressman Don Bacon were among those attending the NFM time capsule ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.(Brian Mastre / WOWT)

The time capsule is intended to be opened in 15 years. 6 News was asked to contribute and submitted a framed photo of WOWT anchors.

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