Calendar

**POSTPONED**
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 Online

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 via Zoom (set up a free account today!) and includes a craft tutorial for an interactive connection to the stories. This program is recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Zoom link will be posted weekly on our Facebook page!

Think Green! Spring Day Camp Online

April 10, 2020  | 1:00pm | All ages welcome

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, and paper-making. Try these projects at home and share your creations to our Facebook page!

Instructions, with images, and videos will be available at 1:00pm right here at elkhornvalleymuseum.org and our Facebook page!

No registration required!

Museum Jr. Storytelling Online

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 via Zoom (set up a free account today!) and includes a craft tutorial for an interactive connection to the stories. This program is recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Zoom link will be posted weekly on our Facebook page!

Online Lunch Tour- Blackfork Bestiary

April 21, 2020  |  12:00-1:00PM

Lunch and learn at EVM on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays! Join us over lunch and enjoy staff-led discussion, followed by a guided tour via Facebook Live!

Museum Jr. Storytelling Online

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 via Zoom (set up a free account today!) and includes a craft tutorial for an interactive connection to the stories. This program is recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Zoom link will be posted weekly on our Facebook page!

***POSTPONED*** 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 Online

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 via Zoom (set up a free account today!) and includes a craft tutorial for an interactive connection to the stories. This program is recommended for children ages 2-6 and their families!

Zoom link will be posted weekly on our Facebook page!

Online Opening Reception- Blackfork Bestiary: Photographs by Robert Langham

April 30, 2020  |  4:00PM

On view in the museum’s Karl & Ida Mae Steffan gallery. Photographer Robert Langham III is a Tyler, Texas native known for his provocative handling of the delicate relationships between people and animals that can transpire as humans encroach on habitats, and explores the complications and possibilities of these necessarily paternalistic interventions to restore and rehabilitate required by humanity’s leashing of the natural world.

Join us via Facebook Live for a virtual tour! Artist Talk to follow. Images will also be available under the Photo Gallery tab.

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!

Online Opening Reception- Blackfork Bestiary: Photographs by Robert Langham

April 30, 2020  |  4:00PM

On view in the museum’s Karl & Ida Mae Steffan gallery. Photographer Robert Langham III is a Tyler, Texas native known for his provocative handling of the delicate relationships between people and animals that can transpire as humans encroach on habitats, and explores the complications and possibilities of these necessarily paternalistic interventions to restore and rehabilitate required by humanity’s leashing of the natural world.

Join us via Facebook Live for a virtual tour! Artist Talk to follow. Images will also be available under the Photo Gallery tab.

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!

60 Second Spotlight: Johnny Carson

May 21, 2020  | 2:00-2:15PM

Every third Thursday, join us for a 60 second staff-led spotlight on EVM’s artifacts, documents, and historical figures! Each video will tell a quick history on one of over 25,000 objects in our Collection or on a regional historical figure.
Videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page, Instagram,
website: elkhornvalleymuseum.org, and YouTube Channel.

No admission required. Family-friendly.

Ahead of Their Time Summer Speaker Series: An Irish Civil War Soldier’s Journey to Nebraska by Charles Real

May 30, 2020  |  2:00-3:00PM

Summer 2020 recalls tales of triumph and trial.

Real follows the very different paths of two brothers fleeing An Gorta Mor (Gaelic for the great hunger) only to face each other on opposite sides of the American Civil War. While one brother does not survive Shiloh’s killing fields, the other becomes an officer and later successful settler and businessman in Nebraska. The program is a commemoration of survival, war, and pioneering and reveals how this ex-soldier becomes financial backer to several North Dakota and Minnesota towns and his relationship to the Great Lakes ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald.

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.

Free with regular admission!

Habitats of Nebraska | Summer Camp

June 1-5, 2020  | 9:00AM-3:00PM | Ages 5-12

With hands-on activities, we will explore Nebraska habitats from prairie to wetland and how humans have influenced their change!

All camps include outside play, art projects, games, and educational activities to inspire critical and creative thinking! Snacks provided by EVM. Campers meet in the Lueshen Bird Library and bring their own lunches.

In collaboration with Nebraska Game and Parks!

Half: 9:00am-12:00pm
$45/$35 members
Full: 9:00am-3:00pm (please bring your lunch!)
$95/$85 members
After Camp: 3:00pm-5:00pm
$8/day | $5/day members

Call 402-371-3886, click the link, email ashley@elkhornvalleymuseum.org, or visit the museum to register!

Payment is due in full before the first day of camp.

60 Second Spotlight: Harold Ritter’s Steam Engine

June 18, 2020  | 2:00-2:15PM

Every third Thursday, join us for a 60 second staff-led spotlight on EVM’s artifacts, documents, and historical figures! Each video will tell a quick history on one of over 25,000 objects in our Collection or on a regional historical figure.

Videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page, Instagram,
website: elkhornvalleymuseum.org, and YouTube Channel.

No admission required. Family-friendly.

Ahead of Their Time Summer Speaker Series: African-American Soldiers in the Civil War: Fighting on Two Fronts by Spencer Davis

June 20, 2020  |  2:00-3:00PM

Summer 2020 recalls tales of triumph and trial.

This program presents the story of African-American soldiers in battle and their struggle for equal treatment in the Union army. Black troops in uniform were often transformed by the
experience. The presentation describes how black troops faced discrimination within the Union Army as well as Confederate attacks. A growing number of these soldier’s letters and articles have been discovered, and they form the basis for this
presentation.

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.

Free with regular admission!

Ahead of Their Time Summer Speaker Series: Last Man Down: A Firefighter’s Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center by Larry Silhacek

July 11, 2020  |  2:00-3:00PM

Summer 2020 recalls tales of triumph and trial.

A first responder’s harrowing account of 9/11—the inspirational true story of an American hero who gave nearly everything for
others during one of New York City’s darkest hours. On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes, he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn—and then to buckle.

Norfolk Fire Department will be on site with vehicles and equipment for families to explore!

Free with regular admission!

60 Second Spotlight: 100 Images of WWII

July 16, 2020  | 2:00-2:15PM

Every third Thursday, join us for a 60 second staff-led spotlight on EVM’s artifacts, documents, and historical figures! Each video will tell a quick history on one of over 25,000 objects in our Collection or on a regional historical figure.

Videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page, Instagram,
website: elkhornvalleymuseum.org, and YouTube Channel.

No admission required. Family-friendly.

Verges Park Nature Camp | Summer Camp

July 20-24, 2020  | 9:00AM-3:00PM | Ages 5-12

Get to know the birds, plants, pollinators, and animal-sign in your very own backyard and how they have inspired humans!

All camps include outside play, art projects, games, and educational activities to inspire critical and creative thinking! Snacks provided by EVM. Campers meet in the Lueshen Bird Library and bring their own lunches.

In collaboration with Nebraska Game and Parks!

Half: 9:00am-12:00pm
$45/$35 members
Full: 9:00am-3:00pm (please bring your lunch!)
$95/$85 members
After Camp: 3:00pm-5:00pm
$8/day | $5/day members

Call 402-371-3886, click the link, email ashley@elkhornvalleymuseum.org, or visit the museum to register!

Payment is due in full before the first day of camp.

Song & Dance of the Great Plains | Summer Camp

July 27-31, 2020  | 9:00AM-3:00PM | Ages 5-12

Listen and move to the beat of the Great Plains through animal song and dance and learn about the evolution of human music in the Prairie!

All camps include outside play, art projects, games, and educational activities to inspire critical and creative thinking! Snacks provided by EVM. Campers meet in the Lueshen Bird Library and bring their own lunches.

In collaboration with Nebraska Game and Parks!

Half: 9:00am-12:00pm
$45/$35 members
Full: 9:00am-3:00pm (please bring your lunch!)
$95/$85 members
After Camp: 3:00pm-5:00pm
$8/day | $5/day members

Call 402-371-3886, click the link, email ashley@elkhornvalleymuseum.org, or visit the museum to register!

Payment is due in full before the first day of camp.

Ahead of Their Time Summer Speaker Series: A Tribute to MLK by Michelle Troxclair

August 8, 2020  |  2:00-3:00PM

Summer 2020 recalls tales of triumph and trial.

Learn through original poetic works the profound effect of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s sacrifice, contributions and legacy today, through the time honored artistic medium of Spoken Word. Spoken Word is part of the Great African Oral Tradition by which familial stories, history, traditions, morals and values, hopes and dreams, pain and tragedy are all relayed through cleverly woven poems and stories.

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.

Free with regular admission!

60 Second Spotlight: August Raasch

August 20, 2020  | 2:00-2:15PM

Every third Thursday, join us for a 60 second staff-led spotlight on EVM’s artifacts, documents, and historical figures! Each video will tell a quick history on one of over 25,000 objects in our Collection or on a regional historical figure.

Videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page, Instagram,
website: elkhornvalleymuseum.org, and YouTube Channel.

No admission required. Family-friendly.

Ahead of Their Time Summer Speaker Series: Voicing a Cause, Voicing a Self: Jane Addams of Hull House by Helen Lewis

September 26, 2020  |  2:00-3:00PM

Summer 2020 recalls tales of triumph and trial.

Throughout her long career advocating the needs of impoverished immigrants, exploited laborers, youth criminals and war victims, Jane Addams valued Hull House, her settlement house in Chicago, as the center from which she and her colleagues could assist others and improve society, while adding meaning to their own lives. She trusted social democracy to restore dignity to the marginal. Her many publications reveal a person finding identity and purpose through her causes. The presentation, done in costume, helps to explain the path chosen by this Nobel Peace Prize recipient, as well as to convey the relevance of Addams’ work and ideas today.

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.

Free with regular admission!