Calendar

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, November 14  |  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!

Dress Code: Frills, Fashion & Function in Northeast Nebraska Opening Reception

Friday, November 16  |  6:00-8:00pm

Join EVM in opening a new exhibition celebrating all things clothing! What we wear can weave unique cultural and personal stories, whether as a form of expression or worn for functionality. Dress Code features selections from EVM’s textile collection, unveiling years of Northeast Nebraskan garments and the many stories they offer. The reception is free and open to the public.

Dress Code is on view November 16 through April 27, 2019.  This exhibition is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Mexican Folk Art on view

Tuesday, November 20

Selections from the Boeckman Collection of Mexican and Latin American Folk Art, at the Tyler Museum of Art, now on view through March 23, 2019.  The pieces, which were made by artists and craftspeople across Mexico, reflect thematic traditions in picturing the many facets of Mexican culture and identity.

 

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, November 21  |  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!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, November 28  |  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!

The Harold Ritter Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, November 30  |  6:00-8:00pm

Celebrate the opening of a new permanent exhibit at EVM that reveals the life and mind of a Northeast Nebraska local legend: inventor and folk artist, Harold Ritter.  The exhibit features the late artist’s sketches, tools, wooden sculptures, and correspondence.

The reception is free and open to the public.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, December 5  |  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!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, December 12  |  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!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, December 19  |  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!

Winter Break Day Camp

December 27-29  |  9:00am-12:00pm

Kids ages 5-9 will become historians, designers, and inventors at EVM’s Winter Break Day Camp! Each day explores ideas presented by new EVM exhibits like “Dress Code,” The Harold Ritter Exhibit, and Mexican folk art. Contact ashley@elkhornvalleymuseum.org for more information.

One camp: $25/camper (members $20)
All three camps $65/camper (members $50)
Registration begins December 3.

Tales from Fort Atkinson: Feeding a Frontier Fort

Saturday, January 12, 2019  |  2:00PM

Cabin Fever Speaker Series returns!  Suzanne Gucciardo, Interpreter at Fort Atkinson State Historic Park, discusses the thriving agricultural program at Fort Atkinson between 1819 and 1827.

When the Missouri Expedition was sent into the little known reaches of the Louisiana Purchase to establish a U.S. military presence, the Army failed to appreciate the difficulty of feeding its men on the frontier. Following a disastrous winter of 1819-1820, Colonel Atkinson was determined to keep his garrison healthy through cultivation of grain crops and vegetables. The agriculture program at Fort Atkinson not only provided a surplus of food for the men and their families, it also provided important information about farming on the plains for the settlers who would come later.

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.

Raptor-ology featuring Live Birds of Prey!

February 2, 2019  |  12:30PM

Cabin Fever Speaker Series returns, and birds take over the museum again!  Beginning at 12:30, discover backyard birds with hands-on learning and activities.  At 2:00, EVM welcomes back Fontenelle Forest with an exciting program featuring live raptors:  Meet live, non-releasable raptors while learning about their hunting skills, habitats, and other facts. Touch artifacts and hear the actual calls of these amazing birds.

Free with regular museum admission.

Nebraska’s Mexican American Legacy

March 2, 2019  |  2:00PM

Cabin Fever Speaker Series returns!   Cultural Historian José F. Garcia explores Mexican presence in what would become Nebraska beginning in the 1700s!  A full 150 years before the first pioneer families entered Nebraska territory, Mexican traders, soldiers, and explorers left their imprint on the land and its culture.  

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.

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.