Field Trips

EVM field trips can include interactive tours, crafts, games, and more!  We work with educators to design a field trip experience that fits curriculum focus, time limits, and class size.  EVM welcomes students from preschool to college, Tuesday-Friday.  Please call 402-371-3886 or email for more information or to schedule your upcoming field trip!

Field Trip Admission Fees: $4/student, 1 free adult chaperone for every 10 students
$4/adult for additional adults.

Picnic tables are available for lunch in the park. In the case of inclement weather, students may have lunch in the Community Room.

Dederman Schoolhouse, One room schoolhouse
Red Rover

Group Tours & Programs

Group Tours

Are you planning a trip to EVM with your group or organization? Scheduled group visits begin with a welcome and orientation at the front of the museum. Groups can then take a self-guided tour of the museum and have the option of also touring the Dederman Schoolhouse, Dederman Cabin, and the Cave in Verges Park.  If you would like a staff-guided tour, please request this at the time of scheduling.


Registration is required for all group tours.  To schedule your visit, please call (402) 371-3886 or email

The museum’s group rate is $4 per participant during museum hours, with a 10-person minimum.  For children’s groups, one chaperone per group of 10 is free.

butter churn

Annual Events

Old-Time Independence Day Picnic

July 4th, 11:30am-2:30pm
Travel back to the 1870s to celebrate the 4th of July during this Old-Time Independence Day Picnic. Bring your lunch for a picnic in the Museum’s Verges Park and enjoy live 19th-century tunes. The Dederman Cabin and One-Room Schoolhouse will be open with old-time games and Victorian crafts for the children. Free admission, and free watermelon! Donations welcomed.

History & Harvest Fest

Explore the cultural fabric of our community through local and regional foods, craft beer, music, and poetry readings!  Check our calendar of events for current date.

Johnny Carson’s Birthday Party

October 24th, Noon-5pm
Enjoy a special marathon of our favorite clips and episodes of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson starting at Noon. Included with museum admission.

Haunted Verges Park
Part of Downtown Trick or Treating

Friendly trick-or-treating for the little ones at the Settler’s Cabin & One-Room Schoolhouse. Brave trick-or-treaters can venture into the haunted cave for a sweet treat.  Hot chocolate and popcorn for sale.  Check our calendar of events for current date.

Old-Time Independence Day Picnic at the Elkhorn Valley Museum
Loretta Sewing at Pioneer Day
Johnny Carson Birthday Cake
Haunted Verges Park at the Elkhorn Valley Museum