A Country School Christmas
December 6th, 2PM-5PM
Step back in time to celebrate Christmas in the Dederman Schoolhouse! EVM’s one-room, country schoolhouse will be decorated for Christmas and open to visitors on December 6th from 2pm-5pm. Enjoy stringing popcorn and making paper ornaments, plus make your own Victorian craft that you can take home! Try out our old-time toys and delight in a cup of hot chocolate. Plus, stop by the Player Piano in the main Museum building to hear Christmas Carols! Festive fun for all ages.
$6 adult, $5 senior, $3 child.
New Year's Children's Discovery Camp
January 2nd-5th, 9am-Noon
Ages 5-10, $80/$60
A little bit of history & a little bit of nature! Campers explore the world around them through active games, crafts, and more. This camp takes place inside, with hands-on activities throughout the museum! Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the Lueshen Bird Library in the southwest corner of the Museum. Registration is required, registration deadline is December 22nd. Click here for registration form.
Cabin Fever Speaker Series - Treasures on Tape: Highlights from EVM's Audio & Film Collection
January 20th, 2PM
Deep in the Elkhorn Valley Museum’s archives are 1,000s of photographs, original documents, films, audio recordings, and more. Give in to your post-holidays cabin fever and come out for this exciting program at EVM! From Noon to 1:30 we will have family-friendly activities in the Museum including a special scavenger hunt throughout the Museum, an opportunity to have your photograph taken by our fun 19th century camera, and other archives-related things to do. Then, at 2pm we will show a 1 hour compilation film that shows video of scenes from Norfolk in the late 1930s and early 1940s as well as audio from Johnny Carson’s graduation speech and Ronald Reagan’s political speech. Included with museum admission.
Cabin Fever Speaker Series - Live Birds of Prey & Great Backyard Bird Count
February 17th, 2PM
February 17th is for the birds! From Noon to 1:30pm, participate in citizen science by helping to count the birds in Verges Park for the Great Backyard Bird Count and learn more about your backyard birds with hands-on family activities! Then, at 2pm, see live raptors including an owl, hawk, and falcon presented by Fontenelle Forest!
Included with museum admission.
Cabin Fever Speaker Series - From the Ground Up: Growing the Air Mail Service in the 1920s
March 17th, 2PM
The post office, in September of 1920, created a transcontinental aerial route which put Nebraska on the forefront of aviation development. Starting at 2pm, Kathleen Alonso discusses how, in one decade, aviation was woven into the very fabric of American life, and how this effort led the way forward in a rapidly changing world. Come early from Noon to 1:30pm for family-friendly activities. Included with museum admission.
History Discovery Camp
March 29th, 1PM-4PM
Ages 5-12, $15/$20 member
Children learn while having fun through games, crafts, and activities during this camp! Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the Lueshen Bird Library in the southwest corner of the Museum. Registration is required, registration deadline is March 24th. Call or e-mail to register. See elkhornvalleymuseum.org for more information.
History Discovery Camp Jr.
March 30th, 1PM-4PM
Ages 5-8, $15/$20 member
Children learn while having fun through games, crafts, and activities during this camp! Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the Lueshen Bird Library in the southwest corner of the Museum. Registration is required, registration deadline is March 24th. Call or e-mail to register.
Nature Discovery Camp Jr.: Bunnies!
March 30th, 1PM-4PM
Ages 5-8 $15/$20 member
Discover the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit! Campers will create and wear rabbit ears before further exploring the life of the rabbits that are commonly seen through Norfolk. Through games, crafts, and activities, campers will learn about rabbit appearance, habitat, food, and fun! Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the Lueshen Bird Library in the southwest corner of the Museum. Registration is required, registration deadline is March 24th. Call or e-mail to register.
Cabin Fever Speaker Series - Living – and Dying – with the Elkhorn River: An Illustrated History
April 21st, 2PM
The Elkhorn River has been both a blessing and bane to people in its basin for as long as anyone can remember. Using Plains Indian winter counts, postcards, and photographs, this illustrated lecture will explore more than a century of living with the Elkhorn with an emphasis on floods and the City of Norfolk. Family-friendly activities from Noon to 1:30PM, program begins at 2PM. Included with museum admission.
A Night at the Museum: Welcome to the Sixties
April 28th, 6:30PM-9PM
Time travel with the Elkhorn Valley Museum back to the 1960s! From Mad Men to Hippies, we’re exploring the decade with sixties-era hors d’oevres, drinks, dancing, and live music! There will also be a raffle with great prizes and a costume contest. 1960s attire is encouraged. $40/ticket, proceeds to fund Elkhorn Valley Museum programming. Purchase your ticket today at the Elkhorn Valley Museum.