Current Exhibitions


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.



Upcoming Exhibitions


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.


Blackfork Bestiary

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.

Past Exhibitions