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Veterans Day NAD Tours

  If you haven’t had a chance to experience one yet, we are offering more NAD Bus Tours! Get a sense of what it was like to live in Hastings during one of its booming periods. The city’s population nearly doubled between 1942 and 1943. Where did they live and work? These tours often sell out, […]

Dead Things Tours

Think Museum tours are boring?  You’d be wrong. Dead wrong. Some institutions provide tours that have been done to death. At the Hastings Museum, we’re rolling out 10 tours scheduled over four dates that we think are gonna knock you dead. Join us this October for a small-group, 40-minute tour that will highlight some of […]

Cocktails with the Curators

Enjoy drinks, snacks, and unusual stories about our collection and exhibits! Each of our three floors will be hosted by a different Museum professional. You’ll get a 10-minute mini-tour, then a bit of time to ask questions and look around before you transfer to the next station. Also on each floor there’s a theme that […]

Explore America’s Music on the Super Screen

America’s Musical Journey follows singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of American music and explores the great musical cities. New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, and New York City are home to electrifying art forms like jazz, the blues, country, soul, and rock and roll were born. In America’s musical cities, every chord, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Tri-City Food Fight is on!

The Tri-City Food Fight pits the Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum, and the Archway in Kearney against each other to see who can raise the most food for local food pantries during the holiday season. All food collected goes toward local food pantries. To participate, simply drop non-perishable food items off at collection points at one […]

Spirits & Interesting People: SIP!

Join us Saturday, Jan. 27, from 7-11 PM, for a cocktail party that puts a spotlight on cool careers and hobbies! It’s a cocktail party with a twist! We’ve got libations and a group of experts with interesting jobs and hobbies. You’ll get a chance to meet them and learn about the odd and interesting […]

‘D-Day’ Day: Normandy 1944

Perfect for family audiences 8 to 88!   Narrated by Tom Brokaw, this inspiring movie pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. It explains the Allied operation and details five keys to victory: the Liberty Ship, the C-47 “SkyTrain,” two-and-a-half-ton trucks, the Jeep, and the bulldozer. Trailer Below Blending animation, CGI, […]

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

  All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative, and amazing ways. Dream Big: Engineering Our World will take you on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, you’ll witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world […]

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