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Ready Player One Brings ’80s Nostalgia to the Museum

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday, who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a […]

Kool-Aid Man is promoting a new product!

Kool-Aid Man is done breaking through people’s walls to promote his eponymous flavored drink mix, at least for a new campaign for Kool-Aid Sparklers.While the pitcher-shaped character still rumbles out his signature phrase, “Oh yeah,” he finds himself in more relaxed situations in a series of 15-second spots and social media activations by Mcgarrybowen.The latest creative […]

Chappaquiddick

On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts’ Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy — and ultimately changes […]

7 Reasons Prairie Moms were Bad Asses!

7 Reasons Why Prairie Moms Were Bad Asses! We know that moms rock it on a daily basis, but these women were in a league of their own. 1. They conquered the weather Summer brought temperature in excess of 120 degrees, drought, rainstorms, tornadoes, wind, and swarms of grasshoppers that could destroy crops. The winters […]

Isle of Dogs charms at the Museum

Wes Anderson’s joyous stop-motion feature looks and sounds like nothing we’ve encountered before. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone  in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic […]

Black Panther Pounces into the Museum

Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict […]

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and bio-diverse Amazon rainforest. As a young man, Bates risked his life for science in the 1850’s. He unearthed the major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others to help […]

Live Rainforest Animals at the Hastings Museum!

Nature’s Educators is returning to the Museum on April 28! Join us as we learn about a handful of rain forest animals!Meet live animals such as reptiles and birds that call the beautiful rainforest home. Learn about their adaptations, diets, personal histories and get the chance to see them up close and personal! This program […]

Nat Geo’s Photo Ark Docks in Hastings

Opens February 5 National Geographic photographer and Nebraska native Joel Sartore started the Photo Ark in 1985. This archive of intimate and stunning portraits includes birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. To date, Sartore has visited over 40 countries and photographed more than 6,000 species to inspire people to care and help protect these […]

Critics Adore ‘Loving Vincent’

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film! Van Gogh is not only famous for his paintings, but for his tortured life, perhaps most notably for cutting off his ear and shooting himself while at his easel. He painted to the bitter end of his unhappy misunderstood life. He is the world’s totemic […]

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