Calendar

Museum Jr. Storytelling

May 29, 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!

Norfolk Area Passport Kick-off

May 30, 2019  |  10:00AM-5:00PM

EVM is a 2019 Explore Norfolk Area passport stop! Stop in to pick up your passport on May 30th and receive $1 admission to the museum. Be sure to visit all of the Norfolk area’s stops through September 30 to redeem prizes and be entered to win the 2019 grand prize!

Jet Set! Global Travels Camp

June 10-14, 2019  |  9:00AM-5:00PM

Travel to different countries this week to explore how Northeast Nebraska is similar and different to other parts of the world! All camps include outside play, art projects, games and educational activities to inspire critical and creative thinking!

Half day 9AM-12PM | Full day 9AM-3PM Half $45 ($35 members) | Full $95 ($85/members)

AfterCamp available 3PM-5PM $8/day ($5/day members)

REGISTER HERE or in person at Elkhorn Valley Museum.

Prehistoric Expedition Camp

June 17-21, 2019  |  9:00AM-5:00PM

Did you know that the oldest artifact in EVM is a 65 million-year-old fossil? Become a scientist this week, and explore prehistoric eras!  All camps include outside play, art projects, games and educational activities to inspire critical and creative thinking!

Half day 9AM-12PM | Full day 9AM-3PM Half $45 ($35 members) | Full $95 ($85/members)

AfterCamp available 3PM-5PM $8/day ($5/day members)

REGISTER HERE or in person at Elkhorn Valley Museum.

EXTRAORDINARY! Summer Speaker Series- No Time on My Hands: The Story of Grace Snyder

June 29, 2019  |  1:00PM

EVM’s EXTRAORDINARY! Summer Speaker Series celebrates lives that are anything but ordinary.

Grace Snyder (1882-1982) had three wishes and dreamed three dreams: to grow up to make the most beautiful quilts in the world, to look down on the top of a cloud, and to marry a cowboy. At the time, it seemed impossible that any of her dreams could ever come true. Speaker Charlotte Endorf shares stories about the incredible life of this Nebraska woman. Free with regular admission. This program is funded by Humanities Nebraska.

Independence Day Picnic

July 4, 2019  |  11:00AM-2:00PM

After the Norfolk Odd Fellows 4th of July Parade, come to Verges Park for some refreshing watermelon, live music, fun family games, face painting, and more! Free admission.

 

Mission: Outer Space Camp

July 8-12, 2019  |  9:00AM-5:00PM

EVM blasts off this week! On this mission to space, campers will encounter stars, planets, black holes, and more.  All camps include outside play, art projects, games and educational activities to inspire critical and creative thinking!

Half day 9AM-12PM | Full day 9AM-3PM Half $45 ($35 members) | Full $95 ($85/members)

AfterCamp available 3PM-5PM $8/day ($5/day members)

REGISTER HERE or in person at Elkhorn Valley Museum.

Opening Reception- Service and Survival: The American Soldier

July 12, 2019  |  6:00-8:00PM

Join EVM for the opening reception of “Service and Survival: The American Soldier,” on view July 12-November 2, 2019.

EVM’s new summer exhibition will explore the life of the American soldier from the Civil War through the 2000s with objects that reveal stories of duty, service, and survival, such as uniforms, equipment, documents, photographs, and more.

EXTRAORDINARY! Summer Speaker Series- Norfolk Firsts: Gerecke & Raasch

July 13, 2019  |  1:00PM

EVM’s EXTRAORDINARY! Summer Speaker Series celebrates lives that are anything but ordinary.

Get to know Herman Gerecke (1844-1936), the first mayor of Norfolk, and August Raasch (1842-1922), Norfolk’s first postmaster! Speaker Adam Peterson relives stories about two of Norfolk’s extraordinary firsts and discusses their impact on the area. Free with regular admission.

Lost Ladybug Project

August 3, 2019  |  10:30AM-12:30PM

Citizen science needs your participation! Join Nebraska Game and Parks in EVM’s Verges Park for the Lost Ladybug Project on August 3rd to find, collect, and photograph ladybugs. Identifying types of ladybugs and tracking populations aid national conservation efforts. Family friendly and free event.

EXTRAORDINARY! Summer Speaker Series- Making History: The Chronicles of Cora Beels

August 24, 2019  |  1:00PM

EVM’s EXTRAORDINARY! Summer Speaker Series celebrates lives that are anything but ordinary.

Cora A. Beels came to Norfolk in 1874, and is considered the city’s first historian. She collected photographs, recorded the locations of area homes and businesses, and wrote about Norfolk’s progress. Speaker Kara Weander-Gaster details the life of this extraordinary Norfolk resident. Free with regular admission.