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BISON Exhibit- Opening Day

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum


Join us for an Opening Day celebration of the traveling exhibition “BISON” at The Nebraska History Museum on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

From 9:00am – 11:00am, History Nebraska Members are invited for a first look of the new exhibit with morning refreshments. The History Nebraska education team will hold special programs, including traditional Lakota and Omaha games, and have special touchable artifacts on display.

The public is welcome to see the exhibit starting at 10:00am. The Many Moccasins Dance Troupe will hold three special performances at 10:15am, 11:00am, and 11:45am. These performances will include Indigenous dances and songs as well as the history and meaning behind the songs, dances, and traditional clothing. Visitors can enjoy the special programs from History Nebraska educators, including a special story corner with books about Bison, traditional Lakota and Omaha games, and more.

Farewell to Bison Exhibit

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE

Send the Bison exhibit on a proper farewell as it roams out of Lincoln on May 14th. Bring your family and friends to see the exhibit, enjoy activities, snacks, and learn more about our national mammal.

The first 50 people to arrive will also get a special edition Bison Exhibit goodie bag. KONA Ice will be on-site from 11 am - 1 pm. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

A Spaced-Out Day in History

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

The Nebraska History Museum and Lead Up invite you to join us on Thursday, August 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope and the historic release of its First Images.

We’ll be #unfoldingtheuniverse with activities for all ages, including hands-on STEM and Art projects and a Stories of the Stars read-aloud for children. Community experts will be on hand to tell you more about the amazing James Webb Telescope, fun ways to connect with NASA and its programs, and all about careers exploring the skies above. You’ll even learn how a telescope works! Guests of all ages can browse a space-themed book-tasting and search the museum for some most famous stars in the Universe tucked in and around the current exhibits, which will also be available for guests to enjoy.

About Lead Up

 Lead Up empowers young people to develop their talents and discover their purpose. We deliver experiences, resources and a dynamic network through which they can explore their interests, connect school to career, build critical skills, and prepare to make their own unique marks on the world.


WOMEN Public Opening

Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 9:00am
Time: 9:00am
Location: Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE


Join the Nebraska History Museum as they celebrate the opening of a special traveling exhibit from National Geographic. WOMEN: A Century of Change illuminates, celebrates, and reflects on where the world's women have been, where they are now, and where they are going. 

The exhibition's stunning photographs, drawn from National Geographic's unparalleled image collection, span nine decades, featuring many countries. Each image creates a portrait of some aspect of women's existence and shows exhibition visitors how the depiction of women has evolved since National Geographic's founding in 1888.

The Nebraska History Museum opens at 9 am, Saturday, September 3rd, for the public's first look at this special exhibit.

An Evening with an Archeologist

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: State Archeology Office, 5050 N 32nd St., Lincoln, NE 68504 & Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE 68508



5:00–8:00 pm: both 5050 and NHM open to the public, no registration is required.
7:00–7:45 pm: guided tour of the Piecing Together the Past Exhibit at NHM (Max 30 registrants; registration is free! Fill out the form below for the museum exhibit tour.)


Have you ever wondered what an archeologist does in their day to day? Did you know that the State Archeology Office exists to preserve, explore, interpret, and protect Nebraska’s archeological resources? Are you interested in hearing about the deep history of Nebraska?

Join History Nebraska for a FREE Evening with an Archeologist,Thursday, Sep 22, 2022, and get an exclusive behind the scenes look into the State Archeology Office headquarters located at 5050 North 32nd Street, Lincoln, NE, and a guided tour of the Nebraska History Museum’s “Piecing Together the Past” exhibit, located at 131 Centennial Mall North in downtown Lincoln.

Doors open from 5:00–8:00 pm at both locations. Additional fun activities will be ongoing at both locations throughout the evening.

At the State Archeology Office, staff will offer a one-of-a-kind glimpse into Nebraska’s archeological collections, describe the work of the Archeology team, and answer your questions about Nebraska’s past. No registration is required to tour the Archeology office.

After visiting the Archeology headquarters, head downtown to the Nebraska History Museum and explore 13,000 years of Nebraska history! Hear from State Archeology Office team members as they give a guided tour of “Piecing Together the Past” beginning at 7:00 pm. Staff will be on hand to talk about artifacts, Nebraska history, and how archeologists do what they do. Space for the tour is limited to the first 30 registrants. Please fill out the form below for the exhibit tour.

Parking is available for free at the 5050 North 32nd Street State Archeology Office. Metered parking at the Nebraska History Museum is free after 6:00 pm. Garage parking is also available nearby, at 101 North 14th St., 233 South 13th St., or 1225 P St. Downtown Lincoln garages are free for the first hour and $1.25/hour after that. Round-trip transportation between buildings will also be available at no cost, upon completion of a waiver form.

Please contact Dave Williams, State Archeologist, with questions: dave.williams@nebraska.gov, 402-219-2759.



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