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2021

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday Feb 3rd

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Location: Zoom

 

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History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to the Nebraska History Museum. Tune in for a 40-minute Zoom session at 10:30am CT on the first Wednesday of every month. We’ll have an interactive discussion and then a presentation with Q&A from a guest presenter. After the session, you’ll be able to do fun activities as a family that includes a scavenger hunt and a craft! Come along as we explore this semester’s theme of Home and what it means at each of our sites. Registration is free, but we welcome any donation you are able to make. To register, fill out the form below. You will be sent the Zoom link before the event. Future dates: March 3, April 7, May 5.

 

 

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday March 3rd

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Location: Zoom

 

History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to the Nebraska History Museum. Tune in for a 40-minute Zoom session at 10:30 am on the first Wednesday of every month. We’ll have an interactive discussion and then a presentation with Q&A from a guest presenter. After the session, you’ll be able to do fun activities as a family that includes a scavenger hunt and a craft! Come along as we explore this semester’s theme of Home and what it means at each of our sites. Registration is free, but we welcome any donation you are able to make. To register, fill out the form below. You will be sent the Zoom link before the event. Future dates: April 7, May 5.

 

History Cafe Women for Social Change

History Cafe Women for Social Change

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Time: 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Location: Zoom

Guest speakers: Lynn Roper; Kat Lopez

Moderator City Councilwoman Sandra Washington

Learn how Nebraska women fought to obtain equal voting rights one hundred years ago and follow the story of a young Latina’s return to her hometown after college as she helps her community with immigration, education, and jobs. Lincoln City Councilwoman Sandra Washington will moderate the discussion. Participants will make connections between the women of the past and present. Join the conversation and be the first to glimpse an exciting recent acquisition to the Nebraska History Museum collection that brings it all together!

A zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. For more information, contact Sharon Kennedy at sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov.

 

 

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday April 7th

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Location: Zoom

 

History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to the Nebraska History Museum. Tune in for a 40-minute Zoom session at 10:30 am on the first Wednesday of every month. We’ll have an interactive discussion and then a presentation with Q&A from a guest presenter. After the session, you’ll be able to do fun activities as a family that includes a scavenger hunt and a craft! Come along as we explore this semester’s theme of Home and what it means at each of our sites. Registration is free, but we welcome any donation you are able to make.

This month, let’s take a trip to Chimney Rock in western Nebraska where we’ll look at two different perspectives of home. What did home mean to the immigrants traveling along the Oregon Trail and what did it mean to the Lakota who had their land disrupted by these travelers?

To register, fill out the form below. You will be sent the Zoom link before the event. Future dates: May 5.

 

 

Frank Ordia, Josie Schafer, Josie Schafer, Kurt Elder, Wayne Mortensen

Designing the Nebraska Affordable House

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Location: Zoom

 

Affordable housing is a big theme in Nebraska history. From the efficient design of Native earth lodges, to sod houses and the Homestead Act, Great Depression-era housing programs, racial redlining in cities, the World War II housing crunch in Nebraska airbase and factory towns--a lot of our history involves Nebraskans of modest means finding a place to call their own. That story continues into the present day.

A diverse group of panelists with various points of view to help illuminate this topic. The discussion will revolve around the design of the affordable home itself as well underlying issues and planning strategies necessary to increase access to housing and to improve housing stock itself. This event is planned in parallel with the joint exhibition titled Nebraska’s Housing Stories and NEw Attainable House at the Nebraska History Museum. The exhibition presents work designed by FACT students (the UNL College of Architecture’s Fabrication And Construction Team) in collaboration with area nonprofits and explores affordable home design for Nebraska communities.

A zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. For more information, contact Sharon Kennedy at sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov.

 

Panelists

 

Frank Ordia, Lecturer of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture

 

Josie Schafer, Director of the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

 

Kurt J. Elder, AICP | GISP, GIS Analyst for the City of Lincoln within the Urban Development department, Administration division

 

Wayne Mortensen, CEO of NeighborWorks Lincoln

 

Moderator: Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA, Killinger Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Nebraska and founding principal of Actual Architecture Company

 

History Café - Jazz Tunes and Poetry Groove

History Café - Jazz Tunes and Poetry Groove

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Zoom

 

Learn about the history of jazz and delight your ears with jazz tunes and poetry lyrics at the April History Café.

UNL Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies, Darryl White, with piano accompanist Kevin Lloyd, will perform jazz tunes on his trumpet and enlighten us about the history of the musical movement.

Poet, translator and memoirist Maria Nazos will share her creative process and recite from her latest body of work.

Discover what these two art forms have in common with moderator and art consultant Deborah Bunting.

A zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. For more information, contact Sharon Kennedy at sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov.

 

Walking Malone History: The Visible and the Invisible

Walking Malone History: The Visible and the Invisible

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Historic Plaques, central Trago Park, North 22nd and T Streets, Lincoln NE

 

Join History Nebraska, Ed Zimmer and members of the community for a walk through Lincoln’s Malone neighborhood. Meet at the Historical Plaques in Trago Park and hear the perspectives of local and former Malone residents. Discover old and new homes, churches, gardens and parks that make up this centrally located, historically African American neighborhood. Conclude with a visit to the Malone Community Center.

This event has reached it's maximum number of sign ups. Thank you for your interest!

Partnerships NeighborWorks Lincoln, Hawley Hamlet, Preservation Association of Lincoln (PAL)

Questions contact: sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov or 402-326-6893

Please observe Lancaster County Covid safety protocols

 

Virtual Homeschool Wednesday May 5th

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Time: 10:30am to 11:15am
Location: Zoom

 

History Nebraska is back with Homeschool Wednesdays. In our new, virtual format we can take you across the state to visit all our historic sites in addition to the Nebraska History Museum. Tune in for a 40-minute Zoom session at 10:30 am on the first Wednesday of every month. We’ll have an interactive discussion and then a presentation with Q&A from a guest presenter. After the session, you’ll be able to do fun activities as a family that includes a scavenger hunt and a craft! Come along as we explore this semester’s theme of Home and what it means at each of our sites. Registration is free, but we welcome any donation you are able to make.

In our final session this semester we’ll travel to the George Norris House in southern Nebraska. George Norris was a famous US Senator, but after his life in public service he helped the servicemen at a nearby airbase feel at home while they were so far away from their own.

To register, fill out the form below. 

 

History Café-Celebrating Asian Cultural Heritage and History

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Zoom

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month with:

-A presentation on the history of Nebraska's Japanese immigrants by Vickie Sakurada Schaepler.

- A spring roll demonstration and conversation with Thuy Nguyen, a successful Vietnamese-American entrepreneur and founder of Pho Factory and Banwich Café.

- Untold Migrant Stories, an Asian Community & Cultural Center program serving refugee and immigrant youth, will explore the theme of "Living in the Moment" through the art of the one-minute video.

- A presentation about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by Zanaib Al-Baaj from Good Neighbors Community Center.

Moderator: City Council member Bennie Shobe

Partners: Asian Community and Cultural Center, UNL Kawasaki Reading Room and Lincoln City Libraries

A zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event. For more information, contact Sharon Kennedy at sharon.kennedy@nebraska.gov.

History Cafe

History Café-Celebrating Pride Month

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 3rd Floor of the History Nebraska Museum. In the Votes for Women Exhibit

 

Special FREE Live Event!

Celebrate Pride Month and help us kick off Lincoln’s Star City Pride Festival with live music; LBGTQIA+ history and activism through presentations and great conversation.

History Presenters:

Barbara DiBernard on former UNL professor Louis Crompton, a gay civil rights activists who introduced one of the nation’s first gay studies classes at UNL.

Eli Rigatuso on the status of Two Spirit in traditional Native American culture and what was almost lost due to forced assimilation and colonization.

Music and interpretive composition by Lincoln based musician Jonathan Leach.

Moderated by Tami Lewis-Ahrendt.

 

Chimney Rock Museum Reopening

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Chimney Rock Museum

 

Join us for a special celebration of the reopening of the Chimney Rock Museum Saturday, July 17. Enjoy refreshments in the morning with a special ribbon cutting at 10:30 am (MDT) and free admission all day (9 am - 4 pm MDT). Celebrate our new facilities and expanded exhibits, hear from History Nebraska Director and CEO Trevor Jones and History Nebraska Board of Trustees President Marilyn Moore, and see the renovated museum for yourself. 

The NEBRASKALand Foundation will also present History Nebraska with the annual Rising Star Award. The award recognizes outstanding new tourism attractions or significant expansions to existing attractions and economic and social development efforts. The NEBRASKAland Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation with the Governor as the honorary chairperson formed to enhance Nebraskans' pride in the Good Life and display this quality of life to guests visiting the great state of Nebraska, according to their website. It was established in 1962. The award was created in 1999, and was first presented in 2000 to the Kearney Archway.

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