Today is the middle of March.  I am trying to figure out when exactly that happened.  I guess day-by-day.  Now that I am getting older, I am finally understanding what people mean when they say that time speeds up rather than slows down.  Remember how you roll down a large hill when you were a kid and think it was hilarious because you did not know when the end was coming?  My life seems to be rolling right along and somehow I am not sure where I am at in the process.  Enough philosophical thoughts for the moment.  This much is definitely true – I ran out of spring break before I ran out of things to tell you about.  Due to certain time constraints & such, I may not get to write complete blogs for a little bit, so I thought I had better tell you what will be coming soon on the blog.   A coming attractions as it were …

Buffalo Bill.  Did you know he is back in Omaha?  Okay – not for real, but you can learn all about him at the Durham Museum in the “Buffalo Bill, From Nebraska to the World” exhibit that is on display through May 1st.   While he may no longer be able to be there in person, you can see him in video as they actually have footage of his “Wild West Show.”  Beyond the amazing displays is the fantastic interactive area for kids, but more on that in the actual post …

Now because that is not enough on this man of the West, you will want to see art that continues to tell the story of this by-gone era.  For another month, you can check out the wonderful collection on loan from the “Buffalo Bill Center of the West” – “Art of the American Frontier” on display at the Joslyn Art Museum.  Although the Joslyn has a vast permanent collection of Western Art in its own right, this special exhibit enhances what is already on display.  I am looking forward to telling you more and also how my kids were able to interact with the art in a meaningful way.

Camelot Head back to the Durham Museum with me.  This one may not get its own post simply because I was unable to take pictures of the pictures.  BUT … if you are a fan of the Kennedys, you will want to run to see the firsthand candid photographs on display.  Please don’t tell him that I told you this, but my 13 year old was quite fascinated by this exhibit.  To the point that I almost had to rush him when it was time to go.  Seeing the former First Family as an actual family definitely brought them to life.  I did not realize that a stop in Omaha was a pivotal point in his campaign – that was interesting!

Continuing on in our Omaha adventure, we also headed over to Kaneko.  To see the most amazing picture of a wave, click on the link below.  This special display can also be seen for another month.  April 23rd this exhibit will float away …

Beyond Omaha …

Sadly I am not making it out West as much as I would like.  So, so many places are on my “to see” list.  But several months ago, we did make it back to the Hastings Museum and were able to explore their nature nook.  They did such a great job on this new permanent exhibit.  The pictures are just waiting to tell the story.  Someday soon!

Many of the upcoming posts are ones featuring places that I am re-visiting.  One organization that I have featured several times that is based out of Nebraska that is doing great work around the world is Tiny Hands International.  As always, they are determining new ways to make a difference.  Coming soon: A Gathering.  This event will be on April 9th in Lincoln.  I will be telling you more about it after Easter, but just in case you want to know more, you can have your sneak peek.

Next week, we will return to Nebraska Stories.  Two more weeks of new episodes for Season 7.   As for my next post, I am going to be telling you all about THE place in Nebraska to watch March Madness this season.  ANOTHER basketball post?  I know, I know.  I am not changing the name of this blog to “Basketball Across Nebraska” or anything.  Really, this one is great for the whole family.  Truly.  Stay tuned …

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