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Tri City Food Fight

Area Museums Announce Holiday “Food Fight!” HASTINGS, Neb., Oct. 23, 2015 – The “Tri City Food Fight”, a food drive for the communities of Hastings, Grand Island, and Kearney, kicks off Monday, Nov. 30. The Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum, the Archway, and the Nebraska Firefighters Museums are all taking part. The aim is that each organization collects as […]

“The Martian’ Lands at the Museum

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and […]


7-10 PM at the Hastings Museum A SPOTLIGHT ON COOL CAREERS & HOBBIES We’ve picked hot topics and lined up an expert on each. As the evening progresses, you’ll get a chance to meet with each in a small group setting. Ask whatever you like! Enjoy: cash bar, our surprise signature cocktail, and a sweet […]


On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the […]

Amy Winehouse Documentary

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. A 2015 British documentary film that depicts the life and death of singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse and is directed by Asif Kapadia. The film is produced by Universal Music, Playmaker Films & Krishwerkz Entertainment and distributed by the Altitude Film […]

The Way We Worked

 Open March 2 – April 1 With their hands and minds hard at work and sweat on their brows, American workers perform a diverse array of jobs to power our society. Whether we work for professional satisfaction and personal growth or to ensure the well-being of ourselves and our families, work is a part of nearly […]

Architexture Quilt Exhibit

Feb. 2 through March 12 Architexture is a blend of architecture and texture, as well as the name of an incredible quilt exhibit coming to the Museum in February. These aren’t traditional quilts. When viewing them from a distance they appear to be abstract paintings, but upon closer inspection these colorful works depicting a variety of […]

Romance of the Moon: Science Fiction Invades Art

On exhibit Jan. 5, 2016 through Feb. 2, 2016 In 1865 Jules Verne wrote From the Earth to the Moon, a novel in which the technological advancements of the late Victorian era are used to send humans to Earth’s closest neighbor. The subject of lunar landing shifted from fantasy to reality as astronaut Neil Armstrong […]

Nature Nook! Now Open!

Explore Nebraska’s environments up close: prairies, wetlands, rivers, agricultural habitats, and more! Real animal mounts. Custom murals. Interactive stations for the kids. And facts and fun around every corner. Previously the Groundwater Discovery Adventure, we’ve renovated this space into something new and exciting! (The fun hands-on tipi and log cabin are now on the second floor.) […]

Minions invade the Museum

Coming soon to the Hastings Museum theatre, Minions! Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; […]

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