Education

Summer Workshops

Nebraska History Museum Summer Workshops

Join us for some summer fun starting in June 2024. Choose from three new interactive programs that offer a unique blend of history, curiosity, and adventure. Workshops are available at the Nebraska History Museum or can be brought to you as an Outreach Program. Learn about each program below and register using the link in the description.

Please review our summer program policies before scheduling your visit. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 402-471-1674, and one of our educators will be happy to assist you.

 

Play Unplugged: Going for Gold
Digging into the Past: Kids in History
Mystery in the Museum: Historic Markers

Play Unplugged: Going for Gold

 

Join History Nebraska as we bring the Paris 2024 games to you in our Play Unplugged: Going for Gold Summer Workshop! You will learn about Olympians and Paralympians from Nebraska while you play games. See how your team stacks up against others over the Summer as we learn how sports can change history!

Skill and abilities: Throwing, catching, reading/listening to instructions and following them, taking turns, teamwork, coordination, balance

Program length: 60 mins
Group size: 10-40 students
Student to adult ratio: 10:1

Digging into the Past: Kids in History

 

History Nebraska needs your help! Our Archeology team has found artifacts that belong to 3 different kids from history, but we don’t know whose stuff is whose! Can you put on your archeologist hat and solve the mystery while learning about kids just like you?

Skill and abilities: teamwork, observation making, reading/helping peers read, writing/helping peers write, categorizing objects, role-playing, listening to instructions and following them.

Program length: 60 mins
Group size: 10-40 students
Student to adult ratio: 10:1

Mystery in the Museum: Historic Markers

 

How do we remember people in the past? In this breakout box challenge, learn more about Nebraskans using Historic Markers from across the state. Solve the combination using markers, clues in the museum, and more while you learn about historic markers across the state and how they are created.

Skill and abilities: teamwork, observation making, reading/helping peers read, writing/helping peers write, categorizing objects, role-playing, listening to instructions and following them.

Program length: 60 mins
Group size: 10-40 students
Student to adult ratio: 10:1

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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