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Amazing Grace

The documentary “Amazing Grace” is two days of Baptist church condensed to 90 minutes and injected directly into your soul. Shot in 1972 over a 48-hour period in Watts’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, this stirring document captured the live recording of the most successful gospel album in history, Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace. At the height of […]

We’re Promising the Moon

We’re hosting special events for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Plus, we’re well known for stellar educational opportunities all year round. Learn more about the Moon at the Hastings Museum! Anniversary Weekend & Beyond! Pie & The Sky | Fri, July 19, 8:30 – 10p Join us for a family event on the eve […]


  ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells […]

Apollo 11

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a special FREE showing of Apollo 11. This mission sent Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon and was a miracle of human endeavor and ingenuity. The film chronicles each stage of the weeklong mission like a tick-tock procedural where everything could go wrong — but […]

A Novel Film Night

Join us for a discussion on this film & author. What: TOLKIEN Movie & Discussion When: Sunday, July 14 | 5:15 – 8:15 pm Where: Hastings Museum As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Their brotherhood soon strengthens as Tolkien weathers the storm of a […]

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 […]

Member Celebration 2019

Member Celebration Thursday, June 13 | 4-8 pm DisneyNature’s Penguins (G) premieres during Member Celebration! This film is charming and we’ve arranged for the perfect partner: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. In addition to the film, we’ll be using our new Virtual Field Trip equipment on our super screen to chat with one of […]

Disneynature’s PENGUINS

  Disneynature’s Penguins Opens June 14 An Adélie penguin named Steve joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard […]

Special Museum Tours for Father’s Day Weekend

We love dads and we know you do too. From hunting, fishing, and golf to corny jokes and crazy ties–they’re the best! And they deserve a Museum tour dedicated to their special weekend! Join the Hastings Museum June 15 & 16 for four tours with a paternal theme: Dad Things. Learn about a few of […]

Take a DeTour

Traveling in a straight line may be the quickest route, but if you get off the beaten path you’ll have more fun. This summer, consider taking a DeTour at the Hastings Museum. We’re debuting 20-minute mini tours giving you interesting tidbits about our artifacts and exhibits. These are no middle of the road tours. We’re […]