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?
Furnas County Historic Buildings Survey Public Meeting
History Nebraska's State Historic Preservation Office (NeSHPO) is conducting a historic building survey in Furas County. The survey will locate and record historic buildings and structures throughout the county.
Please join our NeSHPO staff for a public meeting on November 6th to discover the opportunities that historic preservation can offer communities of all sizes, learn about programs that could benefit your town, and see historic photographs of Furnas County from the History Nebraska photo collections.