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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.

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!

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!

An Evening with Johnny Ray Gomez

February 29, 2020  | 6:30-8:00PM

If you haven’t seen 2019 Nebraska Music Hall of Fame Inductee, 3-time Nebraska champion accordionist, producer, television host, and all-around entertainer, Johnny Ray Gomez, now is your chance! Don’t miss music, stories, and a Q&A at Elkhorn Valley Museum on February 29. $5 entry/ free for members. Refreshments available for purchase.

Lunch Tour- Nebraska Rocks! w/ Jim Casey and Musical Guests

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

March 4, 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!

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

March 11, 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- Collection Highlights

March 17, 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

March 18, 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

March 25, 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!

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

April 1, 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!

Opening Reception- Blackfork Bestiary: Photographs by Robert Langham

April 3, 2020  |  6:00-8:00PM

 

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.

Lunch Tour- Blackfork Bestiary

April 7, 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

April 8, 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!

Think Green! Spring Day Camp

April 10, 2020  | 9:00AM-3:00PM

Kids will learn about eco-friendly living and the 3 R’s–reduce, reuse, recycle! Eco-printing on fabric, natural play-dough, found object art, paper-making, plus Verges Park play and gallery time. Morning and afternoon snacks provided.

Half: 9:00am-12:00pm
$30/$25 members
Full: 9:00am-3:00pm (please bring your lunch!)
$60/$45 members

Call 402-371-3886 or visit the museum to register!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

April 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- Verges Park Cave

April 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

April 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!

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

April 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!

4th Annual “Night at the Museum”: Nebraska Music!

May 1, 2020  |  6:30-9:30PM

Celebrate the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame at EVM’s 4th annual Night at the Museum!  Details coming soon..

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

May 6, 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

May 13, 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

May 20, 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!