Museum on Main Street

TWWW LOGOMuseum on Main Street brings the world-famous Smithsonian museum to communities across Nebraska.  These changing exhibitions focus on our national history and culture. Working with small museums, libraries and other hometown organizations, Humanities Nebraska develops events around these traveling exhibitions. By combining resources, Museum on Main Street brings quality cultural programs to rural citizens and sparks lasting professional improvement for small-town cultural organizations.

Museum on Main Street is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and state humanities councils nationwide that serves the small-town museums and citizens of rural America.

Humanities Nebraska presents “The Way We Worked” in 2015-16.

The Way We Worked

From Fall 2015 through Spring 2016,  seven Nebraska communities will take turns hosting “The Way We Worked.” The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.  The exhibition draws from the Archives’ rich collections to tell this compelling story.

Watch the trailer!


See The Way We Worked in the following towns:

September 16 – October 16
Legacy of the Plains Museum
2930 Old Oregon Trail • (308) 436-1989

October 27 – November 25
Plainsman Museum
210 16th Street • (402) 694-6531

December 9 – January 7
Sarpy County Museum
2402 Clay Street • (402) 292-1880

January 20-February 18
Elkhorn Valley Museum
515 Queen City Blvd • (402) 371-3886

March 2 – April 1
Hastings Museum
1330 N Burlington Ave • (402) 461-4629

North Platte
April 11 – May 13
Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center
1249 N Homestead Rd. • (308) 532-9920

May 27 – June 26
Platte County Museum
2916 16th Street • (402) 564-1856

The Way We Worked is brought to these communities by these and other generous donors:

The John W. Carson Fund at the Nebraska Cultural Endowment

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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: