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Verges Holiday Festival & Tour of Homes

December 12 from 4:00PM – 8:00PM

Elkhorn Valley Museum, in partnership with The Norfolk Visitors Bureau, is happy to host a brand-new fundraiser! Bring your friends and family to cozy Verges Park and celebrate the season with the lighting of the park’s very own Christmas tree, visit Santa and Merry Claus in the cabin & partake in crafts, activities, popcorn, and hot cocoa. Tour the museum for only $1!

FREE event admission

Santa & Merry Claus in the Cabin 4-6PM
Family Activities & Music in the Park 4-7PM
Lighting of the Tree in the Park 5:30PM

Part of this fabulous event is our Tour of Historic Homes & Wine and Beer Tasting! Divots Brewery will be on hand sampling some favorite beers and wines for the holiday season! Visit 10 homes in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods during this beautiful holiday season! Download the app “Otocast” for a personalized account of each home’s history. Tickets for both of these events can be purchased in advance ONLY at the museum. 

Beer & Wine Tasting in the Community Room 7-8PM | $10 per person | Must be 21+ with valid ID
Tour of Historic Homes (off-site) 4-8PM | $15 Adults (19+) | $5 Youth (9-18) | 1 FREE child per paying adult

Call with any questions or for more details! (402) 371-3886



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.



$7 Adult
$6 Senior (60+)
$3 Children ages 3-18
Children age 2 and under are FREE
Veterans receive $1 off regular admission.

For groups of 10 or more, regardless of age, please inquire about our group rates ahead of your visit.



Our Address:
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. Driving Directions

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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, books by Nebraska authors, and more!

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