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Wayne, Sidney to host WWI Chautauqua in June 2018

For the centennial remembrance of the end of the Great War, the communities of Wayne and Sidney 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 presented in Wayne June 7-10 and Read more »

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Omaha’s Todd Simon to receive 2017 Sower Award

Humanities Nebraska announced that Todd Simon, a prominent Omaha business and civic leader, will receive the 2017 Sower Award in the Humanities. Simon will be honored on Tuesday, October 3 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center immediately prior to the 22nd Annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities. The Sower Award is presented annually to “an Read more »

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Sower Award nominations due June 16

Humanities Nebraska is seeking nominations for the 2017 Sower Award in the Humanities, which will recognize an individual who has made “a significant contribution to public understanding of the humanities in Nebraska.” The Sower Award will be presented in Omaha on Tuesday, October 3, just prior to the free public Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities at 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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Grand Island writing workshop for vets, active duty military personnel

Veterans and active duty military personnel in the tri-cities area are invited to join Nebraska Warrior Writers, going on now through March 25. This free writing workshop is offered by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Writing Project and the Grand Island Public Library. Six Saturday morning sessions, facilitated by professional writing instructors, will help participants develop Read more »

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Lincoln Prime Time Assistant wanted

Humanities Nebraska (HN), a statewide non-profit organization, is seeking applicants for one part-time position in Lincoln.   Prime Time Assistant Description: Starting at $12 per hour, working an average of 10 hours per week, flexible schedule Prime Time Family Reading Time and Prime Time Preschool are family literacy programs for at-risk children and their parents. Read more »

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Nebraska cultural trailblazer to receive 2016 Sower Award

Humanities Nebraska announced that Marian Andersen of Omaha will receive the 2016 Sower Award in the Humanities. A dedicated volunteer and long-time supporter of many different arts and humanities organizations in the state, Mrs. Andersen will be honored on Tuesday, September 27 at a benefit reception and dinner at Lincoln’s  Embassy Suites hotel. The 21st 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 »