NORFOLK, Neb. -- A new state program is giving the childhood home of Johnny Carson a historical marker.

On Thursday, the state history organization announced the first beneficiaries of its Nebraska Historic Marker Equity Grant program and the Carson childhood home was one of them. Jim McKenzie, who is the owner of the home, talked about the value of adding the marker to the property.

“It basically ties that to the historical information about Johnny that they could put more information on that board,“ McKenzie said. “It kind of adds a little bit more legitimacy to his boyhood home.”

Each of the historical markers costs up to $6,000. The Carson boyhood home wasn't the only place in Norfolk to be awarded a historical marker. The Elkhorn Valley Museum was also awarded one for the history of minor-league baseball in Norfolk.