Echoes of an Era Paul Siebert, an author and musician, visited our school today. He told us the story of his grandpa's journey from Russia to Nebraska through the use of music. He talked about the Nebraska state flag. This was such a great experience for the fourth graders because they study the history of Nebraska throughout the year. A Hammer dulcimer, guitar, and banjo were some of the musical instruments Mr. Siebert played during the presentation. He showed how important the blacksmith was in the growth of Nebraska.