Upcoming Events

raptors, great backyard bird count, owls

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.

airmail, aviation, postal service

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: Planes, Trains, & Wagon Wheels

March 29th, 1PM-4PM

Ages 5-12, $15/$20 member
From wagons and buggies to Andy Risser’s flight school at what became the Norfolk Airport, children attending this camp will discover all about the many different ways Northeast Nebraskans have traveled! Campers will enjoy themed games, crafts, and activities. Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the Lueshen Bird Library in the southwest corner of the Museum. Registration is required; the deadline is March 24th. Click here for the registration form.

History Discovery Camp Jr.

March 30th, 1PM-4PM

Ages 5-8, $15/$20 member
Many of Norfolk’s early settlers raised sheep. Through games, crafts, and activities, camp attendees will discover all about sheep, wool, and weaving! Participants can be dropped off and picked up at the Lueshen Bird Library in the southwest corner of the Museum. Registration is required; the deadline is March 24th. Click here for the registration form.

Rabbits, Easter Bunny

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. Click here for the registration form.

flood, 1961

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.

flood, 1961

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.