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2020

School's Out!

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm, Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm, 10:00am to 1:00pm, 10:00am to 1:00pm, 10:00am to 1:00pm, 10:00am to 1:00pm, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

The Nebraska History Museum invites Lincoln families to join us for a day of bringing history to life on select days when Lincoln Public Schools are out of session!

Our School's Out! event series brings history alive in kid-friendly ways. Each event will feature scavenger hunts, opportunities to explore art or music, hands-on activities, and read aloud stations.

Dates and Topics:

  • October 18 - Votes for Women! 
  • November 27 - Major the Dog: True World War II Stories
  • December 27 - Archeology: Can You Dig It?
  • January 3 - National Fruitcake Toss Day (and other odd Nebraska celebrations)
  • March 13 - 4-H: Head, Heart, Hands, Health & History
  • April 10 - All That Jazz Appreciation Month

School's Out! National Fruitcake Toss Day and other odd Nebraska celebrations

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

The Nebraska History Museum invites Lincoln families to join us for a day of bringing history to life while Lincoln Public Schools has a day out of session!

Join us on January 3rd as we explore some of the fun and odd celebrations happening across Nebraska! Nebraskans love a reason to celebrate and we're no different! 

  • Make and toss a fruitcake
  • Go on a scavenger hunt to find fun objects that connect to community events
  • Make and take a craft 
  • Hear holiday stories.

Homeschool Wednesdays

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall N, Lincoln, NE

 

Homeschool families are invited to the Nebraska History Museum for a fun new learning series offered the first Wednesday of each month, September-May*. At Homeschool Wednesdays, students of all ages learn what historic objects and photos can tell us about the past. The activities are geared towards 7 to 10-year-olds, but older students are welcome to participate.

Each Homeschool Wednesday takes place from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and is centered around a different essential question. Families investigate the museum to answer each month’s essential question by examining objects and photos on display, interacting with an expert, completing a hands-on activity, and interviewing three touchable objects that witnessed the past.

*Due to the New Year’s holiday, January’s program will be held on the second Wednesday.

Dates and Essential Questions: 

  • September 4 - How do you build a house on the prairie?
  • October 2 - What does harvest time mean to Nebraskans?
  • November 6 - Why is voting important to Nebraskans?
  • December 4 - How did the people who lived here before us use this place?
  • January 8 - How do people stay warm in Nebraska winters?
  • February 5 - How do Nebraskans decide what to wear?
  • March 4 - Why is art and music important to Nebraskans?
  • April 1 - What brings families to Nebraska?
  • May 6 - What do Nebraskans like to do for fun? 

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Brown Bag: Nebraska's Suffragist Journalists: Clara Bewick Colby and Rheta Childe Dorr

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Nebraska History Museum

Join us January 16 as we learn about two Nebraskans, Clara Bewick Colby and Rheta Childe Dorr, who became the nation’s most important suffragist journalists. 

Colby published from her home in Beatrice where she established the Beatrice Public Library and became the principal of the Beatrice Public School District. Dorr, an Omaha native, began fighting for suffrage as a child and gained notoriety for confronting Woodrow Wilson in the White House.

The presenter, Dr. Eileen Wirth, is the author of a book on Nebraska’s women journalists, “From Society Page to Front Page.”

2020

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