Calendar

**RESCHEDULED** DUE TO WEATHER

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!

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!

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.

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 18) with refreshments and music. Free and open to the public.