About the Elkhorn Valley Museum
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.
$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.
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.
Elkhorn Valley Museum
515 Queen City Blvd.
Norfolk, NE 68701
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
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.
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.
Meetings in the Lueshen Bird Library are a free benefit of business memberships.
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
To Preserve, Interpret, and Present the History of the Elkhorn River Valley.
Board of Directors
Wade Carmichael, President, Traci Jeffrey, Vice President, Michaela Virchow, Secretary and Treasurer,
Vicki Blattert, Jan Einspahr, Heath Henery, Shorty Johnson, Lynn Laible, Becki Wulf
Director of Education
Elkhorn Valley Museum is seeking a Museum Manager who will be responsible for managing the Elkhorn Valley Museum operations and staff. The Museum Manager is responsible for administrative oversight and, in collaboration with the Director of Education, leads all tasks accomplished by the organization. This position reports to the Board of Directors. Click here for the full job description.