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!

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.
July 28th, 9am-Noon – “1980s”
Click Here for the registration form.

Our Wild Neighbors - Owls & Pine Trees

July 8th, 10:30am

July 8th, 10:30AM – Our Wild Neighbors – Different Beaks, Different Birds
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

August 19th, 2pm-4:30pm

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

Dederman Cabin & Schoolhouse Open

September 16th, 2pm-4:30pm

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

Heritage Day

September 30th, 11am-3pm

Galleries open 10am-5pm, special exhibitors and activities 11am-3pm.
Explore the cultural fabric of our community! Enjoy living history experiences in the Settler’s Cabin, One-room Schoolhouse and Verges park, craft and activity booths throughout the museum demonstrating skills of the past and today, and more exhibitors that show how the Pioneer Spirit has continued in Nebraska ever since the first wagons rolled across our soil. The mysterious cave in Verges Park will be open to visitors during this event, giving you opportunities to reminisce about the old days and explore!
Check back for more information coming soon.
Free, $4 Suggested Donation