Lodge State Historic Park
Left: Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Center
Veterans Museum in the Grand Army of the
Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
Below: Otoe County Museum of Memories
|Below: The Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave|
The Nebraska City Museum Association was organized in August 2001. The purpose of the Museum Association is to coordinate the efforts of established Museums as well as other Museums that might be established in Otoe County, Nebraska so that all museums in the county might be better utilized by citizens of the community as well as visitors. The Association provides professional museum consultation to the museums in regard to long range planning, capital improvements, fund development, exhibition planning, educational program planning, and collection management. It also promotes the awareness of the museums in the county and encourages increased usage.
|Kregel Windmill Factory Museum||The Taylor-Wessel-Bickel (Nelson) House||Wildwood Historic Center||The River Country Nature Center|
Director, Nebraska City Museum Association
917 Wildwood Lane, Suite F
Nebraska City, NE 68410
|Upcoming Events and Programs:
Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Syracuse First National Bank basement Nebraska Public Television network and the Otoe County Museum premiers an hour documentary titled "Devil Clouds". The documentary is about the March 22, 1913 tornado that destroyed Berlin (Otoe) and went on into Omaha. The public is invited.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts’ new exhibit is the 6th annual Laurine Kimmel High School Art Exhibition showcasing artwork by juniors and seniors from 13 southeast Nebraska schools opens on Monday, March 11, featuring works in a variety of media by more than forty budding artists! A reception in honor of the students, their families and art teachers is open to the public on Thursday, April 4, from 5 - 7 p.m. in conjunction with a First Thursday Open Studio event.
The Kimmel Education and Research Center is offering Master Gardner classes beginning February 12. The classes will be held Tuesday evenings through May 14. The cost is $150 and includes the manual plus other resources from UNL extension. Participants can register by contacting Vaugh Hammond at the Center at 402-873-3166 or Gary Lesoing at 402-27404755. The Center will be offering a beekeeping workshop on March 16. The fee is $30 plus $10 for additional family members. The fee includes lunch and the work book. Preregistration is required. For more information contact Marion Ellis at email@example.com or call 402-472-8696
The Nebraska City Historical Society's upcoming is "Trails West Day", Sunday, May 5, 3:00 - 6:00, at the Old Freighters Museum. David Seay of the Nebraska Humanities Council, will present "Nebraska Territory Stories", Kevin Boos will present a Childrens' Trail program, "Lame Ox Chili" will be served and the museum will open for touring. The event is free to the public.
The Lewis & Clark Center will hold its “Native American Night at the Museum” on March 16, at 6:00 at the Center . Judi M. gaiashkibos of the Nebraska Indian Commission will present and is followed by Joe Stareta, who will present on his book on Standing Bear. They are continuing their “Brown Bagging with the Birds” on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00. The Center's winter hours are; Monday - Saturday; 10:00 - 4:00, Sunday, Noon - 4:00. Beginning March 4, the Center will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays again. Their Living History Corps will be holding training is Sunday, March 10, from 12:00 – 3:00.
The Mayhew Cabin is hosting a Flea Market over Arbor Day weekend (April 27-28) and vendor spaces are still available. For more information, email Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (402) 290-7492.