Upcoming Events

Johnny Carson, Tonight show, Norfolk

Here's Johnny: The Making of The Tonight Show Exhibit

Summer 2017

For the first time ever in Nebraska, come to the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk to see the special summer exhibition “Here’s Johnny: The Making of The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson.” This exciting exhibit that debuted at the Fullerton Museum in California and traveled to Chicago last year features costumes, stage props, and production materials that bring visitors behind the scenes of Johnny’s Tonight Show. Experience actual items used by Johnny during memorable TV moments and see the work he put in to make them happen. Plus, sit down in a reproduction guest chair for your photo op as a guest on The Tonight Show!

This summer exhibit will officially open on June 10th with a kick-off sale in our gift shop of 10% off all items! Come to the Elkhorn Valley Museum after June 1st to enjoy a sneak peek. This special exhibit is included with regular museum admission.

Our Wild Neighbors - Could it be a Beaver?

June 17th, 10:30am

What wild plants and animals are our backyard neighbors? Come with your young children to discover local wildlife through stories, crafts, games, and more! Each Saturday in June and July we will focus on a different wild neighbor. These one-hour programs are fun and educational for the whole family, with activities geared toward children 8-years-old and under. Included with Museum Admission.

Our Wild Neighbors is partially funded through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery and has awarded more than $265 million to conservation projects in Nebraska since 1994.

Dederman Cabin & Schoolhouse Open

June 17th, 2pm-4:30pm

Visit EVM’s Dederman Cabin & Dederman Schoolhouse located in Verges Park, directly behind the museum building. Included with Museum Admission.

Time Travelers Discovery Camp: O, Pioneers!

Ages 5-12, $20/$15 member for individual camps or $105/$85 member for the series
New this summer! Children travel through time during this series of day camps! Camp meets Fridays, June 23rd through July 28th, 9am-Noon. Registration required.
June 23rd, 9am-Noon – “O, Pioneers!”
June 30th, 9am-Noon – “Fun with the Victorians”
July 7th, 9am-Noon – “Roaring ’20s”
July 14th, 9am-Noon – “Country School During the Great Depression”
July 21st, 9am-Noon – “Life During World War II”
July 28th, 9am-Noon – “1980s”
Click Here for the registration form.

Our Wild Neighbors - Monarchs and Milkweed

June 24th, 10:30am

What wild plants and animals are our backyard neighbors? Come with your young children to discover local wildlife through stories, crafts, games, and more! Each Saturday in June and July we will focus on a different wild neighbor. These one-hour programs are fun and educational for the whole family, with activities geared toward children 8-years-old and under. Included with Museum Admission.

Our Wild Neighbors - Ants and Herbs

July 1st, 10:30am

What wild plants and animals are our backyard neighbors? Come with your young children to discover local wildlife through stories, crafts, games, and more! Each Saturday in June and July we will focus on a different wild neighbor. These one-hour programs are fun and educational for the whole family, with activities geared toward children 8-years-old and under. Included with Museum Admission.

Old-Time Independence Day Picnic

July 4th, 11:30am-3pm

Travel back to the 1870s to celebrate the 4th of July during this Old-Time Independence Day Picnic. Bring your lunch for a picnic in the Museum’s Verges Park and enjoy the songs from the Civil War and Stephen Foster performed live by The Roundhouse Band. The Settler’s Cabin and One-Room Schoolhouse will be open with old-time games and Victorian crafts for the children. The whole family will revel in this holiday commemorating our nation’s 241st birthday.
Free watermelon. Free admission, donations welcome.

Dederman Cabin & Schoolhouse Open

July 15th, 2pm-4:30pm

Visit EVM’s Dederman Cabin & Dederman Schoolhouse located in Verges Park, directly behind the museum building. Included with Museum Admission.