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Cultural Endowment seeks new executive director

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a 501(c)(3) corporation that was created to raise funds and invest them in response to an endowment created by the Nebraska legislature to support the work of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. The two agencies cannot access the state fund unless earnings are matched with private dollars raised Read more »

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Speak up & support essential funding for the humanities

Dear Friend of Humanities Nebraska, You may have seen reports in the media about possible plans to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These types of proposals are not new, but considering past history and current uncertainty on the new administration’s position, they need Read more »

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Bill of Rights exhibit at 186 Nebraska locations

Spotlighting one of the most remarkable periods in American history, “The Bill of Rights and You” is a national initiative celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The National Archives, in collaboration with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, made copies of this exhibit free of charge to libraries, museums and schools throughout Read more »

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Nebraska City, Seward, to host WWI Chautauqua in June 2017

Seward and Nebraska City will host “World War I: Legacies of a Forgotten War” next June. Presented by Humanities Nebraska, the free, four-day Chautauqua festival of entertainment, historic presentations, exhibits, youth camps, and more will be held in Seward June 15-18 and in Nebraska City June 21-24. “Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Read more »

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Nebraska students earn honors at National History Day Competition

Fifty-nine Nebraska students, showing 36 entries, competed at the National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland held June 12-16. Over 3,000 students from across the United States, territories, Korea and China presented projects based on this year’s theme “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History.”   The following Nebraska students were recognized for outstanding work and received the following Read more »

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Humanities Nebraska adds five new board members

Humanities Nebraska (HN) recently elected five new members to its Council and Foundation boards of directors at its January 16 board meeting. The Nebraska Humanities Council board elected three new members, while the Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities elected two. New members elected to the Council are: Laura Capp of Ashland holds a Ph.D. in Read more »

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Groundhog Day: How the humanities saved Phil Connors

It’s a tradition in our  house to watch Bill Murray’s 1993 film “Groundhog Day” every February 2. As a great deal of Nebraska got hit by a blizzard today – just as Bill Murray’s character did in the movie – it’s an especially fun day to watch it this year. If you’ve never seen the Read more »

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New WWI Chautauqua planned for June 2016 in Hastings and North Platte

Hastings and North Platte have been selected to host a brand new Chautauqua that will provide entertainment, historic presentations, exhibits, youth camps and more, all of which will be based on World War One. Presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN), this free festival will be held in Hastings June 1-5 and in North Platte June 8-12. Read more »

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U.K. Historian to discuss WWI’s effect on international politics Oct. 1

David Reynolds, Cambridge University historian and author of “The Long Shadow:  The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century,” will speak about WWI as he delivers the 20th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities at 7:30 p.m. on October 1 at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha. The lecture, which is free Read more »

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Smithsonian “The Way We Worked” exhibit to tour state

Humanities Nebraska will partner with the Smithsonian Institution through the “Museum on Main Street” program to bring a traveling exhibit that celebrates work and various industries to seven communities across Nebraska in 2015 and 2016. “The Way We Worked,” adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National  Archives and Records Administration, explores how work has Read more »