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Upcoming Events

A New Deal for Quilts Exhibition

International Quilt Museum 1523 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE, United States

For the last 3+ years, our world has undergone a traumatic sea change. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals, communities, and entire countries to shift their perspectives, policies, and priorities. […]


“Frida Kahlo and the Blue House” Photography Exhibit

El Museo Latino 4701 South 25 Street, Omaha, NE, United States

The exhibit “Frida Kahlo and the Blue House” presents a selection of over 60 color photographs of the architecture and interior spaces of the Blue House created by Cristina Kahlo […]


All Writes Reserved 2024 semifinal bouts

Benson Theatre 6054 Maple Street, Omaha, NE, United States

All Writes Reserved (AWR) empowers young people, giving them instruction and resources to express themselves in classrooms and onstage. The Nebraska Writers Collective provides free spoken word poetry lessons and […]

Willa Cather’s Life in Letters

Lexington Public Library 907 N. Washington St., Lexington, NE, United States

Speaker: Andrew Jewell Sponsored by the Lexington Public Library

Virtual Author Series: Susan Lynn Meyer

Virtual Program

The National Willa Cather Center is hosting an author series as a way to connect Cather to contemporary writers as well as provide an accessible and inclusive space where readers […]

Eleanor Reeds: Using “You” in Poems

Virtual Program

Poems often address those who cannot be reached. We appeal to the west wind or reproach an absent lover, knowing it is impossible for them to hear us and yet […]

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to cultivate a more informed, thoughtful, and just society.

We believe that culture and connection are essential rights of human expression.

We celebrate shared histories and diverse cultures.

We value conversation that respects difference and finds points of common experience.

We develop engaging experiences for all Nebraskans.

We provide inclusive opportunities to learn from the past to enrich our future.

We are flexible and responsive to the changing and pressing needs of Nebraskans.
We expose people to other worlds of expression and human existence.
We foster lives of purpose and meaning.

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