Elkhorn Valley Museum has been serving Northwest Nebraska by enriching local culture and preserving regional history since 1997. Part of that unique history, celebrated by the community at large, includes the indelible footprint left by Norfolk’s own hometown hero and national icon.
Johnny Carson (1925—2005). Carson’s deep love for his hometown was undeniable, and that legacy of love and generosity lives on through his countless philanthropic efforts across the city.
The Johnny Carson Gallery is an engaing and interactive environment for his belongings and his influential story. EVM and the Norfolk community will continue preserving the Johnny Carson legacy, by offering a new way for visitors to experience his life and career, while providing the visual stimulation needed to reach a younger demographic.