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March/April 2000

Pastimes and Playthings at the Kennard House

    Pastimes and Playthings, a festival of old toys and games for children, is scheduled on the grounds of the Thomas P. Kennard House, 1627 H Street, Lincoln, from May 2-12. Hours for the event will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed to help groups of children play the games. For additional information call John Lindahl at 402-471-4764.

Parking Reminder

Just a few reminders when utilizing the parking validation stamp.

Please stamp your parking stub one time only - do not stamp your stub two or three times. Example: If your stub is stamped once for two hours, NSHS is billed for two hours, but if it has been stamped three times for two hours each, NSHS is billed for six hours.

Parking validation is provided by the hour - in other words, you should validate your parking for either two or three hours and not for two and one-half hours.

After using the parking validation stamp, please turn the dial back to 0 on the stamp (the line between 12 and 1). Turning the dial to 0 after each use will prevent the next volunteer from incorrectly stamping the parking stub.

Thank you.



The MUSEUM STORE

MUSEUM of NEBRASKA HISTORY
15th & "P" Streets, Lincoln, NE
    (402)471-3447

MARCH MARKDOWNS
INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE
March 20 - 26, 2000

10:00-4:30, Monday - Saturday
1:30-4:30, Sunday



Summer Workshops
for Kids

Spend Your Summer in the Past

Class sizes are limited so register early!

For AGES 7 - 9
Missing-piece Theater Act 1
June 26-30, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Become an actor/actress and a detective for a week to learn about family life in 1880s Nebraska. A play has been written, but is missing some important information. To find the missing pieces, we will play games and look at historic photos, diaries, and objects. After finding the missing pieces, we will build a set and learn our lines. Invite your family and friends to our Friday performance.

$19 (NSHS member) $24 (non-member)


For AGES 7-9
Sod House Summer
Session 1:
July 31 & August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Session 2: August 3 & 4, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Imagine it's summertime in the 1860s as we do some of the work that the pioneer families did to keep their "Homestead Act " land. Build a miniature sod house and a windlass and do your chores. We will also try some homesteader games and foods.

$8 (NSHS member), $10 (non-member)


For AGES 7-12
Beads, Baskets, & Bison Hides

August 7-11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Make your own basket, carving, hide painting, and beadwork creation as we learn more about Native American life and handwork. We will meet two artisans and go on a scavenger hunt to find the Native American handwork exhibited in the Museum of Nebraska History. Invite your family and friends to our Friday Gallery featuring crafts and reflections by the students.

$24 (NSHS member), $30 (non-member)


For AGES 7-12
Exploring Our Community

June 12-15 & 19-22 (Two-week Workshop), 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn more about the community of Lincoln as we explore stories from a variety of sources. We'll examine the history of our favorite buildings, bring objects from home, and interview family, friends, and neighbors to discover more about Lincoln. We will create three-dimensional booklets to document our discoveries. Invite your family and friends to our Community Celebration on Thursday, June 22.

$40 (NSHS member), $50 (non-member)


For AGES 7-12
Missing-piece Theater, Act 2

June 26-30, 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Become an actor/actress and a detective for a week to learn about family life in 1880s Nebraska. A play has been written but is missing some important information. To find the missing pieces, we will visit the family's farm and bank and examine historic photos, diaries, and objects. After finding the missing pieces, we will build a set and learn our lines. Invite your family and friends to our Friday performance.

$19 (NSHS member), $24 (non-member)

Workshop Locations:
The first day of each workshop will begin at the Museum of Nebraska History, 15th & P Streets, Lincoln. The locations of the following days' activities will vary.

Refunds:
A full refund will be given if cancellations are made at least seven days prior to the first class meeting. A full refund will also be given if a program is filled or canceled by the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Scholarships:
Full scholarships are available for all workshops.

For a scholarship application or for more information, contact Jessica C. Stoner, Museum of Nebraska History, 402-471-4757 or 1-800-833-6747.



Nominations Sought for Election

Janyce Falcon Hunt, chair of the Nebraska State Historical Society nominating committee, is seeking candidates for election to the Nebraska State Historical Society Board of Trustees. Candidates must be members of the Society and must contact Hunt by May 1, 2000.

Comments and suggestions may be sent to Janyce Falcon Hunt, 777 Skyline Drive, Blair, NE 68008-1861.

Volunteer Program Featuring NSHS Foundation

Calling all volunteers! You are invited to attend the Wednesday, March 8 volunteer program and potluck luncheon at the Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P Streets, Lincoln.

We will start with the volunteer program at 10:30 a.m. on the "NSHS Foundation: What's It All About," by Jac Spahn, executive director. A potluck luncheon will follow at 11:30 a.m.

For those of you planning ahead, future programs are scheduled for May 10, July 12, September 13, and November 8.

Please RSVP to Deb McWilliams at 471-4955 regarding your attendance, or if you have any questions.

2000 Brown Bag Lecture Schedule

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month, at 12 noon, in the Blackman auditorium, Museum of Nebraska History, 15th & P Streets (131 Centennial Mall North), Lincoln. So bring your lunch and enjoy the lecture! The March and April programs are as follows:

March 16: Duke Paul of Wuerttemberg on the Missouri Frontier-Prince Hans von Sachsen-Altenburg, Duke of Saxony, Germany

April 20 : Muirl Willo Dorrough and the Alliance Junior Normal School-Andrea G. Radke, Ph.D. candidate, History Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Volunteers Sought for Filming Lectures

Have you ever been interested in experiencing television production? The NSHS is seeking volunteers to work as camera operators to film lectures. The NSHS Brown Bag lectures are scheduled on the third Thursday of the month and the Preservation Association of Lincoln (PAL) Brown Bags are on the second Tuesday, both in the auditorium at the Museum of Nebraska History, 15th and P Streets, Lincoln. The lectures are aired on the local government public access channel (channel five) on Lincoln Cablevision.

Volunteers for the television crew will be trained by staff members of the Citizen Infor-mation Center of the city of Lincoln. The Citizen Information Center provides the mobile studio and camera equipment so that the lectures can be filmed and aired on television. For further information about filming the lectures or training contact John Schleicher at 402-471-2634.

New Volunteer Faces

Kathleen Shurtliff, Kennard House

Carole Riese, Museum Store

John Adams, Library/Archives

Mark Budka, Library/Archives

Scott Nyffeler, HAC, L/A

Community Woman's Club of Lincoln,

Ruth Ballinger
Joann Barth
Dee Caswell
Gloria Comstock
Sharon Corl
Gale Craske
Helen Lyles
Rogene Silletto
Marian Slaughter
Camilla Svoboda
Kaye Tidball
Ernestine VonBargen
Nancy Wood

 

Calendar of Events

March 1: Happy 133rd Birthday, Nebraska!

March 5: Film Series - All About Eve
2:00 p.m. Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, Nebraska

March 8: Volunteer Program
10:30 a.m., Potluck 11:30 a.m. Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, Nebraska

March 12: Film Series - The Day the Earth Stood Still
2:00 p.m. Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, Nebraska

March 16: Brown Bag Lecture
12:00 noon, Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, Nebraska

March 20-26: MARCH MARKDOWNS, Inventory Clearance Sale
The Museum Store
Museum of Nebraska History
15th & P Streets, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402)471-3447

March 24: NSHS Board of Trustees Meeting

April 20: Brown Bag Lecture
12:00 noon, Museum of Nebraska History, Lincoln, Nebraska

April 22, 23: Society Headquarters & Ford Center, closed April 22 & 23:
Museum & all historic sites (except Neihardt & Cather), closed April 23.

April 28: Arbor Day Holiday
All offices closed.
Museum open regular hours.
Historic sites (except Neihardt & Cather) closed.


Volunteer News is published bi-monthly for the world-class volunteers at the Nebraska State Historical Society. For information about volunteering with any of our divisions, or at any location across the state, contact:

Deb McWilliams, Volunteer Services
402-471-4955 or 1-800-833-6747

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