Console TV set showing Cartoon Corral show host and puppets

Current Exhibits

Don't Touch that Dial: Kalamity Kate and the George Churley Puppets – August 18, 2017 – June 17, 2018   See Flash T. Horse, Little Reggie, and other puppet pals that were featured on TV’s "Kalamity Kate’s Cartoon Corral" and hundreds of live performances in the 1970s! Video clips and Kate's costume and wig connect you to this local programming that was not only an award-winner, but just plain fun!




Image of a bronc rider



American Dreams in the Cold War: The Photos of Barbara and Ralph Fox – through 2017  Mid-century moments captured by a husband and wife team. Headline news shots, including a nuclear bomb test and the arrest of mass-murderer Charles Starkweather let you witness events first hands. Slices of life from 1950s-60s show Nebraska in the baby boom days.


Nebraska Unwrapped Image


Nebraska Unwrapped:  Selections from the Collections – through 2017 Almost 150 objects archeological and historic artifacts connect visitors to the stories of Nebraskans both notable and notorious. 


Hand-colored engraving Emigrants Crossing the Plains by F.O.C. Darley

Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined – November 13 – January 6, 2018 -  Four dozen hand-colored engravings and lithographs explore these depictions of “the wild west” in an ExhibitsUSA traveling exhibit.






Immigrant family at Train Station

OPENING JANUARY 5TH, 2018 - Looking Past Skin: Our Common Thread - The University of Nebraska’s Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI), UNL Extension, and the Nebraska History Museum have partnered on a four-part exhibit to present sociological, agricultural, and historical perspectives on migration and the more recent demographic shifts in urban and rural parts of the state.  

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