Calendar

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, March 20  |  10:30am-11:15am

EVM’s youngest visitors will 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: Annual AP US History Student Exhibition

Wednesday, March 20  |  6:00-7:30pm

Celebrate the opening of the annual Norfolk High School AP US History Student Exhibition, which explores the history of media in the Norfolk area!

Free and open to the public.

Night at the Museum: Johnny Through The Years

Saturday, March 23 |  6:30-9:30pm

EVM’s 3rd annual Night at the Museum will celebrate Johnny Through The Years, remembering the different decades of Johnny Carson’s long career. Enjoy live music, fine hors d’oeuvres and tasty drinks in the museum, while viewing exhibits and exciting silent auction items.

Cocktail attire. All proceeds benefit the Johnny Carson Gallery renovation, in the preservation of Johnny’s legacy.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.  Contact EVM at 402-371-3886 for more information.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, March 27  |  10:30am-11:15am

EVM’s youngest visitors will 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!

**Rescheduled from March 16**

Hands-On History: Making My Own

Saturday, March 30 | 1:00-4:00pm

Hands-On History is back!  Join us for an interactive look at the new Harold Ritter Exhibit, with activities to bring out your inner inventor.  We’ll talk other Norfolk innovators, too, and get up close with artifacts!  Free with regular admission.

 

From Society Page to Front Page: Unsung Women of the Nebraska Press

April 6, 2019  |  2:00PM

Cabin Fever Speaker Series returns!   Eileen Wirth, Professor of Journalism Emeritus at Creighton University, sheds light on early Nebraskan women journalists.

In the 1880s, Nebraska’s women journalists included Willa Cather, a major suffragist publisher and a crusader for food safety.  Since then, Nebraska has produced women White House correspondents, war correspondents, “Rosie the Reports,” noted weekly editors, significant broadcasters, and baby boomers who broke the barriers to the front page.

Humanities Nebraska (HN) 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.

Free with regular museum admission.

Spring Break Day Camps

April 19 & 20, 2019  |  9:00AM-12:00PM

With warmer weather comes nature and history discovery camps at EVM!  Ages 5-12.

One camp: $25/camper (members $20)
Both camps $40/camper (members $35)

Contact info@elkhornvalleymuseum.org for more information!

The History of Beer

April 25, 2019  |  6:30-8:00PM

Back by popular demand: Join Divots Brewmaster Jeremy Kirby and Historian Ron Westlake in exploring the history, science, and accidents behind brewing beer in early America! The session features demonstrations and beer tasting by Divots Brewery.

Must be 21 or older to attend | $15/person | $12/member

Advance registration required.

Birds & Worms

April 27, 2019  |  1:00-2:30pm

As part of the Nebraska Science Festival (April 5-28), explore birds and worms in Verges Park! Observe backyard birds, learn about worms, build your own worm farm, and take your worm home! All ages welcome. Free with regular admission.

Dakota Daughters: The Story of Wounded Knee

At the Norfolk Public Library  |  May 7, 2019  |  6:30

Sponsored by Elkhorn Valley Museum and the Norfolk Public Library.  Presented by the Dakota Daughters, Geraldine Goes In Center, Joyce Jefferson, and Lillian Witt, who examine the hopes, fears, beliefs and values of their Lakota, Afro-American and Euro-American fore-mothers in this living history performance.  The Dakota Daughter characters portrayed are fictional but they describe actual events in the west from 1865 to 1890, culminating in the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre with three conflicting views of Wounded Knee.

After the performance the audience is invited to participate in an open discussion about the conflicting historical accounts of events surrounding the massacre and the continuing impact of cultural differences on relationships today.  Free.

Hands-On History: Let’s Grow!

May 11, 2019  |  9:00AM-12:00PM

Hands-On History is back! Northeast Nebraska, how does your garden grow? Bring the family to discover the rich agricultural history of the region with artifacts and activities from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Free with regular admission.

Opening Reception: Young at Art

May 17, 2019  |  6:00-8:00pm

Join EVM in opening the new traveling show, “Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations,” (May 17-June 20) with refreshments and music. Free and open to the public.

This exhibition is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance
with Nebraska Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts