Nebraska Authors

Janet Folsom

AKA: Orinda Janet Edmiston

Wife of Arnott Folsom

Born 1906-03-31 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1984-06-05
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried 1984-06-08
Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Co-Founder of the Folsom Children's Zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Wellesley, MA
Northampton, MA

Author Of

  • Other


Lincoln Children's Zoo; Lincoln City Libraries


High School Diploma, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
Dana Hall School for Girls, Wellesley, MA
Bachelor's Degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Undergraduate Studies, Smith College, Northampton, MA



Places Worked

Red Cross Motor Corps, World War II
Red Cross Gray Ladies, Chairman, Lincoln Air Force Base, Lincoln, NE


Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society
Shield Alumnae Award, Delta Gamma, 1964


Delta Gamma Sorority
Junior League of Lincoln, President
Folsom Children's Zoo (Lincoln Children's Zoo) Board, life member
Lincoln City Libraries Board
Lincoln City Library Foundation, honorary member
Lincoln General Hospital Auxiliary, life member
Family Service Association Board
Nebraska Arts Association Board

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