The Joslyns of Lynhurst: the True Story of George, Srah, and Their Castle by Daniel Kiper. Illustrated, 163 pages; soft cover. Hudson House Publishing, 2010.
The Joslyns of Lynhurst is an authoritative account of the lives of George and Sarah Joslyn and the construction of their estate.
The result of a two-year research project to solve several mysteries about the couple and their castle, The Joslyns of Lynhurst finally answers the question of who designed the grounds of the estate and identifies the craftsmen who created the magnificent interiors and art-glass windows that grace the couple’s thirty-four-room mansion. After coming to Omaha in the 1880s with little material wealth, the Joslyns managed to create a vast media empire and amassed one of the largest fortunes in the state of Nebraska.
Author Daniel Kiper shows the Joslyn's importance as cultural and civic leaders. Kiper also takes a fascinating look at why Sarah Joslyn spent the majority of her fortune constructing the Joslyn Memorial Art Museum in memory of her beloved husband.
The Joslyns of Lynhurst, an essential contribution to Nebraska history, also highlights the history of the city of Omaha from 1880 through World War I, providing many insights into the city of which few residents are aware.