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“Quilts of the Collection” Opens

January 14, 2020

Quilts of the Collection
On view January 14—March 28, 2020

Stunning quilts from the EVM Permanent Collection will be on view in the front gallery to keep you warm this winter! Experience history and tradition through the eyes of makers who used carefully stitched patterns and fabrics to reveal Nebraska stories.

 

Museum Jr. Storytelling

January 15, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Lunch Tour- Quilts of the Collection

January 21, 2020  |  12:00-1:00PM

Lunch and learn at EVM on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays! Bring your own meal or purchase a Subway box lunch, and enjoy staff-led discussion, followed by a guided tour.

Free admission. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

January 22, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

January 29, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

The Dead of Winter

January 31, 2020  |  7:00-10:00PM

You’re invited to EVM’s winter costume party! Dress as your historical figure of choice, from any time period, and be ready to enjoy live music, exclusive themed cocktails and themed hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar, costume contest with prizes, and 19th-century photo booth. Free drink ticket for members. Admission includes entertainment, costume contest entry, and all-evening hors d’oeuvres.

$20/person | $25 at the door | 21 & older | Purchase tickets at EVM, by calling 402-371-3886, or by clicking HERE

Hands-On History: Victorian Valentines

February 1, 2020  | 2:00-3:00PM

Get inspired by EVM’s collection of Valentine greetings, including those from the Hall Brothers and the Karl Stefan Collection, and make your own with an array of materials! Free with regular admission.

Lunch Tour- In the Parlor

February 4, 2020  |  12:00-1:00PM

Lunch and learn at EVM on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays! Bring your own meal or purchase a Subway box lunch, and enjoy staff-led discussion, followed by a guided tour.

Free admission. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

February 5, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

February 12, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

February 19, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Lunch Tour- Notable Locals

February 18, 2020  |  12:00-1:00PM

Lunch and learn at EVM on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays! Bring your own meal or purchase a Subway box lunch, and enjoy staff-led discussion, followed by a guided tour.

Free admission. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Cabin Fever Speaker Series: “Live Birds of Prey” with Fontenelle Forest

February 22, 2020  |  2:00-3:30PM

Discover live birds of prey at EVM when Fontenelle Forest returns and the museum goes to the birds!  Beginning at 12:30, discover backyard birds with hands-on learning and activities. At 2:00, Fontenelle Forest presents an exciting program featuring live raptors! Learn about their hunting skills, habitats, and more, while getting up close and personal with these amazing birds. All ages welcome. Free with regular museum admission.

 

 

Museum Jr. Storytelling

February 26, 2020  | 10:30-11:15AM

EVM’s youngest visitors enjoy lively readings of children’s books that reinforce historical people, places, and objects. Each session meets in the Lueshen Bird Library and includes a make-and-take craft for an interactive connection to the stories. This is a free program, recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Lunch Tour- Nebraska Rocks! w/ Musical Guest

March 3, 2020  |  12:00-1:00PM

Lunch and learn at EVM on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays! Bring your own meal or purchase a Subway box lunch, and enjoy staff-led discussion, followed by a guided tour.

Free admission. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Hands-On History: Music Makers

March 7, 2020  | 2:00-3:00PM

Get up-close and personal with EVM’s instrument collection, including those dating back to the 1860s. Get creative by making your own instrument using recyclable materials. Free with regular admission.

Cabin Fever Speaker Series: “Nebraska Archaeology: 10,000 BCE to c. 1800 CE”

March 28, 2020  |  2:00-3:30PM

Archaeologist Nolan Johnson visits EVM from the Nebraska State Historical Society to discuss the lengthy human occupation prior to the arrival of Euro-Americans in Nebraska. The human timeline is divided into Paleo-Indian hunters, Archaic hunter-gatherers, Woodland horticulturalists, Plains Villagers, Horse Nomads, Coalescent, and post contact. Archeological evidence, including stone and bone tools, architecture, floral and faunal remains, and settlement patterns, are used to illustrate prehistoric lifeways.  Don’t miss this exciting peek deep into Nebraska’s past!  All ages welcome.  Free with regular museum admission.

Humanities Nebraska provides major funding for this program.  HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.

Hands-On History: Pioneer Easter

April 4, 2020  | 2:00-3:00PM

Check out the decorative eggs in EVM’s collection, design your own with plant-based dyes, and play pioneer games in Verges Park (weather permitting! Free with regular admission.

Cabin Fever Speaker Series: “Big Horse Woman and Magghie: Stories from our Ancestors”

April 25, 2020  |  2:00-3:30PM

“Big Horse Woman” is a haunting historical fiction novel about a Ponca woman, born by the Niobrara River under the great Shooting Star Shower of 1833. Magghie, born 1832, to first-generation German settlers, is raised in Conestoga Valley, Pennsylvania, until devastating tragedy forces her to move West in 1847, The Trail leading her to Niobrara. Big Horse Woman and Magghie are Seed Savers, medicine carriers, from different cultures, with a common purpose. As irrevocable tides of change sweep through the land, their lives and purpose fatefully intersect.

Big Horse Woman and Magghie come to life, through writer Barbara Salvatore’s vivid performances. The language, poetic imagery and attention to historical detail transport the listener to ancestral Nebraska, homelands of the Ponca, and frontier to German settlers, with the common thread of plant knowledge and voices woven into their stories. Free with regular museum admission.

Hands-On History: Photography

May 2, 2020  | 2:00-3:00PM

Explore photography through the years with EVM’s collection of cameras and photographs! Take 19th-century-style portraits and design make-and-take picture frames. Free with regular admission.