Service and Survival: The American Soldier
July 12-November 2, 2019
Elkhorn Valley Museum’s new summer exhibition explores the life of the American soldier from the Civil War period through the 2000s, with objects that reveal stories of family, duty, and service. On display will be items from the museum’s permanent collection, such as uniforms, equipment, documents, awards, photographs, letters, and more. Service and Survival: The American Soldier centers on the individual soldier in a personal sense, highlighting for example familial and relational ties to others, knowledge obtained through military training, personal items and experiences, service to others, and demonstrations of faith.
Uncommon Objects: A Selection of New Acquisitions
September 3, 2019-January 11, 2020
On view in the museum’s front gallery, discover new additions to the EVM permanent collection since January 2018. A selection of artifacts curated by Director Jo Cox will feature items that highlight agriculture, local businesses, family, art, and technology.
Nebraska Rocks!: A Mid-Century Music Scene
November 15, 2019-March 21, 2020
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, featuring live music: November 15, 6:00PM.
April 3-June 27, 2020
Opening Reception: April 3, 6:00-8:00PM
American Farmer: Tradition, Family, Integrity
Opening in 2021
American Farmer celebrates the living spirit of our heartland through the faces and voices of the people who keep it alive. Featuring 45 color and black-and-white portraits and interviews with farmers across the United States–from cattle ranchers to strawberry growers–this exhibition tells the honest and inspiring stories of the true stewards of our land.