Calendar

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, January 23  |  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 History of Beer

Thursday, January 24, 2019  |  6:30-8:00PM

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 admission

**PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS PROGRAM**  Register HERE

Nebraska WILD Educators’ Workshop: Insect Investigations

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

Come and investigate what kids really want to know about insects and how you can incorporate these small creatures into your classroom or afterschool program. Participants will receive background information on basic insect anatomy, insect lifecycles and common backyard insects, hands-on supplemental activities, the curriculum guide Buzz into Action and FREE Door Prizes! Formal and informal early childhood educators are invited to this FREE workshop.  For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact Jamie Bachmann, Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, January 23  |  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!

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, February 6  |  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, February 13  |  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!

Hands-On History: Pioneers in Winter

Saturday, February 16  |  1:00-4:00pm

Hands-On History is back!  How did pioneers live in during the coldest months in the year?  Explore winter living as a pioneer, with artifacts and activities that test your survival skills!  Free with regular admission.

 

Nebraska WILD Educators’ Workshop: Growing Up WILD

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6:00-9:00pm

Would you like more resources, ideas, and inspiration to use nature as your classroom? Then join us for this FREE educator workshop where we will focus on engaging young children in nature through discovery and science! Growing Up WILD is a high-quality, easy-to-use guide for all educators, after school program leaders and in-home daycare providers who work with children 3 through 7 years of age. Growing Up WILD involves social, emotional, physical & cognitive domains to help foster learning in all areas. Participants will receive the Growing Up WILD educational activity guide containing 21 lesson plans that build on children’s sense of wonder about nature. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact Jamie Bachmann, Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, February 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!

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, February 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!

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.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

Wednesday, March 6  |  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, March 13  |  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!

Hands-On History: Making My Own

Saturday, March 16 | 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.

 

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!

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!

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.