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Just in time for holiday family get-togethers and story-sharing! Nebraska author Karen Gettert Shoemaker will be at the Neihardt Center this Sunday, December 11, 2 p.m., for her presentation "Family Stories Into Literature - The Role of Gossip and Research in Fiction."This presentation focuses on the ways writers can use family stories and history to write literature. Sometimes the voices in our heads are enough. Sometimes we need to look beyond the boundaries of self to find the best that is within us. This presentation discusses the ways to excavate history, both our own and the world’s, as a way to finding the true stories only we can write. Shoemaker is the author of the novel "The Meaning of Names" (Red Hen Press, 2014), which was selected for One Book, One Nebraska and Omaha Reads.This event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow. The author will have books for sale. ... See MoreSee Less
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Joslyn Art Museum is currently seeking applicants for a one-year Project Registrar position supporting a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consultation/Documentation Grant project. Working with Joslyn’s grant project team, the Project Registrar will perform basic cataloguing and photography of NAGPRA-eligible objects housed at the Museum and the digitization of related Museum records. This temporary position entails approximately forty regularly scheduled hours per week for twelve months to begin by January 2023.Find full job description and application instructions at www.joslyn.org/about/employment/Questions may be directed to careers@joslyn.org. We are unable to respond to questions, resumes, or application materials on social media. ... See MoreSee Less
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Big announcement: The Sarpy County Museum is planning to build a new museum facility, centrally located in the county at the corner of Highway 370 and S. 90th Street in Papillion. We are in the very initial stages of this project and will continue to make updates on this project as they are available.The three-acre site will feature a 28,000-square-foot museum with enhanced space for the museum’s current collection, traveling exhibits, administrative/education areas, and archival storage. The facility will incorporate more accessibility features and improved parking, walkability, and visibility to the public.The building will also allow the museum to house the nationally renowned Wimmer Railroad Collection. This preeminent private railroad collection acquired by Bill and Judy Wimmer is comprised of more than 10,000 unique pieces of railroad history.We are honored to receive such a collection, and we are greatly appreciative of the support we've received for this next phase in the museum's history. If you would like to contribute to the project, you can make a donation through the link below:square.link/u/fLkXLGUT ... See MoreSee Less
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If you saw this wonderful person yesterday you might have wished her a happy birthday, but if not you'll have another chance this Sunday! Join Nancy Gillis at the Neihardt Center on Sunday, 2-4 p.m., for her presentation, "Negotiating Indian Education's Failures and Promises." Free admission - and of course, birthday cake for the reception afterwards.From earliest contact, the push for civilizing and Christianizing indigenous peoples through various educational models has seen many success stories and yet too many with tragic results. To grasp the bright future educators see today, we must look at the circuitous route Indian Education has taken in our past, by examining its failures and striving together to keep its promises. ... See MoreSee Less
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