History buffs, space fans and coral reef enthusiasts will find their niche this summer at the Hastings Museum! “Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit,” created by the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be on temporary display at Hastings Museum from May 26 through Labor Day. The 2,500 square-foot exhibit focuses on [...]
Civil War exhibit, costal reef film and deep-space planetarium show among summer fare at Hastings Museum
Creative and educational bird mobiles made by fourth graders at Longfellow Elementary School will be on display at Hastings Museum April 18 through May 6. “It’s always fun to see the kids’ creativity and hard work on their bird mobiles, and it’s great that we can feature them here at Hastings Museum,” said Teresa Kreutzer-Hodson, [...]
Three awards and their honorable mentions were tallied for the first Life Up Close Photography Exhibit at the Hastings Museum. A total of 24 photographers submitted 79 framed photos for the exhibit in hopes of winning one of the three $100 prizes. Hastings Museum Director Becky Matticks stated, “For the first photography exhibit to be [...]
Watch award-winning paleo-artist Gary Staab and his staff painstakingly recreate a 65 million year old Xiphactinus fish in this time elapse video. It is simply amazing!
By some ironic twist of fate, the Hastings Museum’s Winter Celebration has been postponed due to winter! With the weather forecast predicting heavy amounts of snow for Friday and Saturday, the Museum staff felt it best to postpone the Winter Celebration to next Saturday, February 11. All showtimes and activities for this event will be [...]
On Friday, January 27, Gary Staab, a graduate of Hastings College and Grand Island native, will be installing a 17-foot Xiphactinus (pronounced zi-fac-tin-us) sculpture in the lightwell of the Museum. These photos are of the sculpture from Gary’s studio. Gary installed the 30-foot Tylosaurus sculpture in the Museum’s lightwell back in January 2010. Click here [...]
The Hastings Museum is looking for photographers to display their work for an upcoming exhibit that partners with the Photograph Nebraska Symposium. The exhibit and sale will run from Saturday, February 4 thru Sunday, March 25. The Symposium will be held at the Hastings Museum this year on February 24-25. The theme for the photo [...]