EVM Events Calendar

Harvest & History Fest

September 22, 2018 | 12-4PM

Celebrate the many threads of our regional cultural fabric! Join EVM in historic Verges Park for an afternoon of fall fun!  Enjoy sweet corn, Wragge hot dogs, and J’s Place ice cream bars; music by Nita and the Pipesmokin’ Charlies; craft beer tasting by Divots (Norfolk), Johnnie Byrd (Wayne), and NoCoast (Oskaloosa, IA) breweries with an exclusive Harvest & History tasting cup; readings from local authors Mary Avidano, Charlotte Endorf, Sheryl Schmeckpeper, Barbara Schmitz, and Neil Harrison in the updated Lueshen Bird Library; make heritage artwork in the Dederman one-room schoolhouse; raffle prizes, games, and more!

Donations to the Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership Pantry will be accepted at the gate, in exchange for tickets to purchase food and enter raffles (one ticket per donated item).  For a list of suggested donation items, CLICK HERE.

Harvest & History is made possible by New Power Nebraska.  New Power Nebraska shines light on the benefits wind energy generation brings to Nebraska communities & rural places. Clean power, farm income, new jobs.  Learn more at Harvest & History Fest!  Thank you to our sponsors:  Insurance Associates, Big Red Restaurant & Sports Bar, and Lou’s Thrifty Way!

Free admission/ donations welcome.

 

 

 

Museum Jr. Storytelling

September 26, 2018 | 10:30-11:15AM

Every Wednesday!  Beginning September 26, 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

October 3, 2018 | 10:30-11:15AM

Every Wednesday!  Beginning September 26, 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

October 10, 2018 | 10:30-11:15AM

Every Wednesday!  Beginning September 26, 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

October 17, 2018 | 10:30-11:15AM

Every Wednesday!  Beginning September 26, 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.

 

 

Happy Birthday Johnny!

October 23, 2018 | 3:00-7:00PM

Join EVM in celebration of what would have been Johnny Carson’s 93rd birthday!  Catch showings of Tonight Show footage and special displays in the Johnny Carson Gallery.  Don’t miss children’s activities beginning at 5:00, led by Norfolk Junior Optimists, and—of course—birthday cake at 6:00!  Free with regular museum admission.

 

 

Trick-or-Treat in Haunted Verges Park & Cave

October 25, 2018 | 5:00-7:00PM

Verges Park transforms for Halloween!  EVM hosts friendly trick-or-treating for the little ones at the Dederman cabin & schoolhouse.  Brave trick-or-treaters can venture into the haunted Verges Cave for spooky fun.  Dress your best and enter our costume contest!  Free admission, $2 cave entry.

 

 

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

November 16, 2018 | 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 out of necessity. 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.