Calendar

Día de Muertos Community Ofrenda

October 29- November 9, 2019

Be a part of EVM’s Community Ofrenda on display in the lobby over Día de Muertos! Remember loved ones by contributing artwork, flowers, or copies of photos, and leave memory notes or drawings. The ofrenda will be set up October 29-November 9. Please do not bring original photos.

“The Great Toilet Paper Scare” Norfolk Sneak Preview

November 2, 2019 | 7:00pm

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Brian Gersten visits Norfolk for a special sneak preview of his newest short film, “The Great Toilet Paper Scare”! In 1973, during a period of intense economic stagnation, Johnny Carson made a joke on air about a possible paper shortage that created an actual paper shortage when people went and bought up as much toilet paper as they could get their hands on.

The evening at Black Cow Fat Pig includes a Nebraska-made short film showcase, a Q&A session with Gersten and co-producer Monica Berra, and a reception!

Free admission

Museum Jr. Storytelling

November 6, 2019  |  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

November 13, 2019  |  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: Norfolk’s Mid-Century Music Scene

November 15, 2019 | 6:00-8:00PM

Norfolk’s thriving music scene during the 1950s and –60s comes alive at EVM this fall!  Celebrate a time when Norfolk musicians were making national waves, with items highlighting favorite bands like The Smoke Ring and Little Joe & the Ramrods, with items from local musicians and the Nebraska Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The opening reception features live music, refreshments, and is free to attend.

 

Lunch Tour- Verges Park & Cave

November 19, 2019  |  12:00-1:00PM

Beginning November 19! 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. $5 Box Lunch. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Museum Jr. Storytelling

November 20, 2019  |  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!

Paranormal Tours at EVM- SOLD OUT

November 22, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space.
Call 402-371-3886 to register.

Paranormal Tours at EVM- SOLD OUT

November 23, 2019  |  9:00PM-2:00AM

Spend an exciting night investigating the paranormal with Nebraska’s Paranormal Explanation Team inside EVM’s galleries, Dederman Cabin, Verges Park and Cave! Equipment provided. Sessions will be recorded. Personal recording devices permitted.

$30/person. Very limited space.
Call 402-371-3886 to register.

Lunch Tour- Nebraska Rocks

December 3, 2019  |  12:00-1:00PM

Beginning November 19! 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. $5 Box Lunch. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Lunch Tour- Notable Locals

December 17, 2019  |  12:00-1:00PM

Beginning November 19! 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. $5 Box Lunch. Please call 402-371-3886 to RSVP by the Monday before. Vegetarian options available.

Cabin Fever Speaker Series: “The Courage to Continue: Changing Homesteads in Nebraska”

January 18, 2020  |  2:00-3:30PM

Cabin Fever Speaker Series returns!  Cherrie Beam-Callaway, scholar-storyteller, presents in period attire with Irish brogue, and will discuss Nebraska life on the prairie, 1870 to 1885. Selling the homestead, her story begins with cattlemen in the desolate Sandhills. Relive trials of building the sod house, lightning storms, crying for rain, rattlesnakes and the never-ending wind; delight with the 4th of July, Christmas and American pride. 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.

 

The Dead of Winter

January 31, 2020  |  7:00-10:00PM

You’re invited to EVM’s winter costume party! Dress as your historical figure of choice, from any time period, and be ready to enjoy live music, exclusive themed cocktails and themed hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar, costume contest with prizes, and 19th-century photo booth. Free drink ticket for members. Admission includes entertainment, costume contest entry, and all-evening hors d’oeuvres.

$20/person | $25 at the door | 21 & older | Purchase tickets at EVM, by calling 402-371-3886, or by clicking HERE

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.

 

 

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.

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.