Nebraska History MuseumAfter 18+ months of structural renovations, the Nebraska History Museum is reopening!  All week-end (really all month) they have all sorts of fun family events planned.  Plus every day at 2:00, they will be giving guided tours.  My friend, Kim, from Oh, My! Omaha, and I were able to take a sneak peak the other day, along with some of the Lincoln CVB.  Considering the fact that they have just been back in the building for just over a month, the Nebraska History Museum and Historical Society Staff has done a phenomenal job of getting exhibits and displays set up.  Tonight at the Official Grand Re-opening, you get to see all of this for yourself.

Rather than simply showing you pictures of what I was able to see, for this post, I thought it would be fun to play a little game.  I am going to show you a picture, and then I want you to try to guess either what the object is or when the picture was taken.  Ready?

What is this type of conveyance?  How was this vehicle used in Nebraska?  Why did people want to jump and down when they saw it coming?

Nebraska History Museum Transportation

Why are all of these people in a group picture together?


Nebraska has definitely been known for its blizzards.  Which winter in particular did almost the whole state shut down for months?

This prolific photographer captured many Nebraska pioneer shots.  What was his name, and which county did he particularly photograph?

I will reveal all the answers sometime next week.  I am hoping that at least some of you will go to visit the museum and find the answers out for yourself!


Tonight at 4:30 is the official opening.  Below is the schedule of events at the Museum for the rest of this week-end!

Friday, April 1, 4:30-7:00 p.m.:
Reception and ribbon-cutting

Governor Pete Ricketts has been invited to give remarks at 5:15.

The Nebraska History museum will also be “unveiling” a 1% for Art public projecton the front of the building facing Centennial Mall.
“Inside Outside” depicts some of the artifacts the museum holds in trust for the people of our state.
Artists Russell Rock and Jeanine Centouri will be in attendance!
Join us for refreshments, music, a cash bar, and much more!

Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. 1:00-4:30 p.m.:
Free Family Fun Days!


Saturday, April 2
1:30 p.m. Lincoln Irish Dancers
2:00 p.m. Nigerians in Nebraska, Jumoke Omojola, Omaha
2:45 p.m. Pride Team Gospel, Bellevue
3:15 p.m. Nebraska’s Historic Buildings, State Historic Preservation Staff
4:00 p.m. Grupo Folklorico Sangre Azteca, Mexican dance

Sunday, April 3
1:30 p.m. Czech Music by the Kramer Sisters, Crete
2:00 p.m. Nebraska Native Americans Today, Cassie Rhoads-Carroll (Cheyenne-Arapaho) and Valery Kills Crow (Oglala Lakota), Omaha
2:45 p.m. Asian Dancers, Lincoln
3:15 p.m. Nebraska Archeology, NSHS Archeology staff
4:00 p.m. Cowboy/western music by the Kramer Sisters, Crete

Drop in for hands-on history, make and take crafts, music, dance performances, storytelling, and talks from a variety of cultural traditions!

Author: neodyssey

My name is Gretchen Garrison. I started this blog about Nebraska in 2013. So far, I have written three books about Nebraska and Lincoln.