The Hastings Museum will be hosting its 5th Annual Native American Festival on Thursday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Festival will offer students a chance to learn about the Native American culture up close.
Talented Native American Dancer Garan Coons (Oglala Lakota and Navajo) will demonstrate dance moves and offer dance lessons.Pottery expert Nancy Fairbanks will explore the Pawnee culture with students while helping them make a pinch pot. Accomplished Native American flute player Michael Murphy will regale students with his beautiful music and the cultural significance of the flute. Each student will take a flute home with them. Children will make dance fans, touch real Native American artifacts, make arrowhead necklaces, and much more. The popular game room will also return with all new games!
Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (ages 60+) and $5 for children (ages 3-12). Museum members are $3 for adults and $2 for children (ages 3-12).
Reservations are required, so please call ahead to make sure space is available for everyone to receive a high quality experience during the festival. School groups receive special pricing and must call in advance to book their group. Please call the Hastings Museum at 402-461-4629 or 800-508-4629, option zero to purchase tickets and for more information.
Founded in 1927, Hastings Museum in Hastings, Neb., is the largest municipal museum between Chicago and Denver. Featuring a giant screen theatre and planetarium, the Museum houses dozens of animal species set in their natural habitats. It also chronicles the history of the early inhabitants of the Nebraska plains and how Kool-Aid, the famous soft drink invented in Hastings, came to be such a success. For more, go to HastingsMuseum.org.