2019 Conference

2019 Conference Schedule

Monday, April 8

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration at Kimmel Education & Research Center

9:00 am – 11:45 am: Morning Workshop: Using Nebraska State Curriculum to Create Educational Programming by Lori Broady, ESU4

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Nebraska City Museum Tours (carpooling recommended)

  • 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


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Helping Hands Volunteer Project (Nebraska City Historical Society)

Museum professional from around the state are invite to donate their time and expertise. The
Helping Hands program provides the benefit of museum professionals to an organization in need. This year we will be aiding the Nebraska City Historical Society in organizing the collection of photographs at the Old Freighters Museum.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Evening Reception Barbeque at NC Museum of Firefighting

Tuesday, April 9

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration at Kimmel Education & Research Center

9:00 am – 10:15 am: Keynote Address: “Seeing the Forest through the Trees” by Chris Taylor, MN Historical Society

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.

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Morning Sessions

A – Humanities Nebraska Grants and Projects, Mary Yager, Humanities Nebraska

    B – Public Trust in Libraries and Museums, Donna Kruse & Dennis Davis

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch & Annual Meeting at NC Museum of Firefighting

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm:

     A – Financial Sustainability for Museums, Doug Friedli, MRB Lewis & Clark Visitor Center

     B – Engaging New Visitors through Social Media

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm:

A – Woman’s Suffrage Commemoration Round Table, Laura Mooney, History Nebraska

B – Cabin Chinking Workshop, Jim Griffin, Lincoln County Historical Museum

Schedule subject to change.