Visit Us

Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

We’re closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

And we have special hours on July 4th.

Admission

$6 Adult
$5 Senior (60+)
$3 Children ages 3-18
Children age 2 and under are FREE

Children are FREE every Tuesday* with paid adult family member
*sponsored by an anonymous donor

For groups of 10 or more, regardless of age, please inquire about our group rates ahead of your visit.

Location

Our Address:
515 Queen City Blvd.
Norfolk, NE 68701

  • From Norfolk Ave, turn north on 7th St. and drive 5 blocks. Museum is on the west side of the street.
  • From 13th St., turn east at Elm St.
  • From Omaha Ave., turn north on 7th St.
  • From Benjamin, turn south on Queen City Blvd.

Traveling to the area? Visit the Norfolk Area Visitor’s Bureau for more information about local eateries, hotels, and attractions.

Contact Us

Elkhorn Valley Museum
515 Queen City Blvd.
Norfolk, NE 68701

402-371-3886

info@elkhornvalleymuseum.org

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Clips
Square Turn Tractor
Playground in Verges Park

Rentals

The Affiliated Auditorium

The Affiliated Auditorium is a great place for your next meeting, party, or gathering! It is equipped with a door near the parking lot, refrigerator, stove, sink, tables, and chairs. No alcohol is allowed.

The Affiliated Auditorium can hold up to 154 people standing and with chairs or 65 people with tables and chairs. Comfortable for large or intimate gatherings.

$90 for a half day, $150 for a whole day
Friend-Level members receive 30% off

Lueshen Bird Library rentals at the Elkhorn Valley Museum
Discovery Zone Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique and fun location for your child’s birthday party? With this rental, you have the Affiliated Auditorium as well as access to the Children’s Discovery Zone. Note: Adult supervision is required whenever children are in the Children’s Discovery Zone.

$135, 15 child limit

Make your birthday party extra special by adding a staff-led program! For more information  click here.

Historic Verges Park

Verges Park is a beautiful place for a family gathering or wedding. This rental is for the park only, renters must provide their own chairs, tables, and restroom facilities.

$350 for 1 day
Affiliated Auditorium Rain Location: $90/day
Day-before rehearsal (includes park and Auditorium): $90

Ready to book your rental at the Elkhorn Valley Museum? Call us or send us an e-mail to see if the date you’re interested in is available. Museum Admission is not included in rental rates, but your guests are welcome to enjoy the Elkhorn Valley Museum for the group rate of $4/person!
For more information on EVM rentals, see the Rental Form by clicking here.

Affiliated Auditorium at the Elkhorn Valley Museum rental
The Lueshen Bird Library

Having a small meeting and want a room with a great view? The Lueshen Bird Library has its own external door and can seat up to 25 people. No food is allowed for this rental.

$25/hour

Meetings in the Lueshen Bird Library are a free benefit of business memberships.

Dederman Cabin in the Elkhorn Valley Museum's Verges Park
Elkhorn Valley Museum Opening Day

History of EVM

The Elkhorn Valley Historical Society was founded in 1958. The members of the society believe in the value of preserving the past, the memory and legacy of the lives of the people of the Elkhorn Valley for future generations. Thanks to the generosity of area citizens, businesses, organizations and grants, the Society was able to complete the construction of a beautiful museum building in 1997.

Our Museum Gift Shop contains works of local craftsman and artisans, history books, Johnny Carson DVDs, and books, University of Nebraska Cornhusker items, books by Nebraska authors, State of Nebraska items, and much more!

Mission, Board of Directors, and Staff

Mission

To Preserve, Interpret, and Present the History of the Elkhorn River Valley.

Board of Directors

Jan Einspahr, President, Traci Jeffrey, Vice President, Michaela Virchow, Secretary, Wade Carmichael, Treasurer,

Jan Beauvais, Vicki Blattert, Rodney Godfrey, Heath Henery, Shorty Johnson, Robin Jones

Museum Staff

Ryan Leichenauer
Executive Director
Ryan@elkhornvalleymuseum.org

Jeana Ganskop
Director of Education
Jeana@elkhornvalleymuseum.org