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Boots on the Ground: One Veteran’s Experience Before and Following 9/11

September 11, 2019  |  6:30PM

EVM welcomes to Nebraska Robert J. Lueken, MD, FAAEM, LCDR, MC, USN Ret., Former UDT/SEAL Team Two and SEAL Team Four, for a special presentation involving Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Lueken’s discussion spans 26 years in the United States Navy, highlighting experiences while deployed with joint task forces in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Warning: This presentation contains images in Combat Theater and Medicine.
Free with regular admission.

Harvest & History Fest

September 14, 2019  |  12:00-5:00PM

Fall fun returns to Verges Park with EVM’s annual Harvest & History Fest! Enjoy an afternoon of live music, delicious local foods, regional craft beer tastings, local author readings, games, crafts, and more!

This year, EVM welcomes the following participants:

Taqueria Gonzalez

Fire & Ice Seafood

Nebraska Craft Breweries:
Divots Brewery (Norfolk)
Infusion Brewing Company (Benson)
Kinkaider Brewing Company Broken Bow
Lazy Horse Brewing & Winery (Ohiowa)

Nebraska Live Music:
Will Hutchinson Band (Lincoln)
Sweet & Salty (Norfolk)

Nebraska Authors Showcase (1:00-3:30PM):
Jv Brummels
Lin Marshall Brummels
Keith Dittrich
Neil Harrison
Barbara Schmitz

H&H FEST FRIENDS
Appeara
Insurance Associates, Norfolk, Nebraska
Invenergy LLC
Mid City Superstore
Tradewind Energy, An Enel Green Power Company

Special Thank You:
Nebraska Arts Council
Advance Auto Parts Norfolk
Applebee’s Norfolk
Beer Paws
Big Red Printing
District Table and Tap
First Choice Catering & Party Rental
Jim’s Fine Wine & More
New Power Nebraska
Norfolk Lodge & Suites, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Doug Olmer
Target Store Norfolk
Beckman Service Center

PLUS Nebraska organizations and businesses, including New Power Nebraska, Conservation Nebraska, the Norfolk Area Concert Association, Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team, and the Norfolk Morning Optimist Club!

Inflatables, Face Painting, Big Bubbles

Free admission/ donations welcome
$20/tasting glass to sample beer throughout the event

Museum Jr. Storytelling

September 18, 2019  |  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

September 25, 2019  |  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!

Paranormal Tours at EVM

October 11, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space. See Online Registration Page for current availability!
Call 402-371-3886 for more information.

Paranormal Tours at EVM

October 12, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space. See Online Registration Page for current availability!
Call 402-371-3886 for more information.

Paranormal Tours at EVM

October 18, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space. See Online Registration Page for current availability!
Call 402-371-3886 for more information.

Paranormal Tours at EVM

October 19, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space. See Online Registration Page for current availability!
Call 402-371-3886 for more information.

Johnny Carson’s Birthday Party

October 23, 2019  |  5:00-7:00pm

All ages are invited to celebrate Johnny Carson’s birthday, October 23rd, at EVM with kids’ activities, a screening of “Johnny Goes Home,” and birthday cake! New this year: try out your comedic timing with the Monologue Challenge (suitable for kids and adults!). Free and open to the public.

Paranormal Tours at EVM

October 25, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space. See Online Registration Page for current availability!
Call 402-371-3886 for more information.

Paranormal Tours at EVM

October 26, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space. See Online Registration Page for current availability!
Call 402-371-3886 for more information.

Haunted Verges Park & Cave

October 29, 2019  |  5:00-7:00PM

Verges Park transforms for Halloween! EVM hosts friendly trick-or-treating for the little ones at the Dederman Cabin & Schoolhouse. Brave visitors can venture into the Verges Cave for spooky fun. Dress your best, and enter the costume contest!

Free admission | $2 cave entry

Día de Muertos Community Ofrenda

October 29- November 9, 2019

Be a part of EVM’s Community Ofrenda on display in the lobby over Día de Muertos! Remember loved ones by contributing artwork, flowers, or copies of photos, and leave memory notes or drawings. The ofrenda will be set up October 29-November 9. Please do not bring original photos.

Opening Reception: Norfolk’s Mid-Century Music Scene

November 15, 2019 | 6:00-8:00PM

Norfolk’s thriving music scene during the 1950s and –60s comes alive at EVM this fall!  Celebrate a time when Norfolk musicians were making national waves, with items highlighting favorite bands like The Smoke Ring and Little Joe & the Ramrods, with items from local musicians and the Nebraska Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The opening reception features live music, refreshments, and is free to attend.