Conference & Annual Meeting

Join the Nebraska Museums Association and the Nebraska City Museums Association in Nebraska City on April 8-9, 2019 for our Annual Meeting and Conference. Enjoy a half day workshop, tours of area museums, stimulation speakers and sessions and more!

Nebraska City is the home of J. Sterling Morton and Arbor Day. To celebrate this rich history, the theme of the 2019 NMA Annual Meeting and Conference will be: 
    T – Trust
    R – Relevance
    E – Engagement
    E – Education
    S – Sustainability

2019 NMA Conference Schedule

Check out the 2019 list of speakers, workshops, and keynote address. Schedule is subject to change.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Taylor

NMA is excited to announce Chris Taylor as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference. Taylor is the Chief Inclusion Officer at the Minnesota Historical Society. He will present on topics of inclusion and relevance for smaller museums.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Taylor

2019 NMA Conference Museum Tour Locations Announced!

Join us tour 10 amazing Museums in Nebraska City during the 2019 NMA Annual Meeting and Conference on April 8 from 1-5pm.

  • Civil War Veterans Museum
  • Kregel Windmill Factory Museum
  • Mayhew Cabin & John Brown’s Cave
  • Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Center
  • Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
  • Nelson House
  • Old Freighters Museum
  • Otoe County Museum of Memories
  • River Country Nature Center
  • Wildwood Historic Center

NMA Conference Scholarship Available!

The Nebraska Museums Association is offering three (3) scholarships for members who need some financial assistance in order to attend the 2019 NMA Conference and Annual Meeting, April 8-9 in Nebraska City. Each scholarship will cover the conference registration costs for one attendee.

Complete the application form by March 18, 2019:

Please complete this scholarship form and return to: William F. Stoutamire, G.W. Frank Museum, 2010 University Dr., Kearney, NE 68849. If you have questions, contact Will Stoutamire at or (308) 865-8284.

Conference Accommodations

Room blocks are scheduled for April 7 & 8 and listed under the name “Nebraska Museums Association”.

Holiday Inn Express (801 Hwy 2)
(402) 417-0820
15 rooms, King @ $104.99
15 rooms, Double Queen @ $114.99

Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast (2018 6th Ave)
(402) 873-5850
4 rooms @ $95.00 ($110.00 for double)

Best Western (2515 S 11th Street)
(402) 873-7000 or (877) 397-1100
20 rooms @ $92.65

Deluxe Inn (1715 S 11th St)
(402) 873-6656
15 rooms @ $72.00

Motel 6 (2113 Sapp Brothers Drive, Percival, IA)
(712) 382-2100
15 rooms @ $64.99 ($5 more for double)

Other local accommodations include Lied Lodge & Conference Center in Nebraska City (limited availability) and Super 8 in Percival, IA.

Resources and Highlights from 2018 NMA Conference (North Platte, NE)
Resources and Highlights from 2017 NMA Conference (Lincoln, NE)