A Spaced-Out Day in History

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.

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 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.

 

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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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