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Native American Festival

Native American Festival

The festival happens every November at Hastings Museum.

This annual festival is an incredible opportunity to gain insight into the culture and life of Native Americans. Hundreds of students journey to the Hastings Museum each year to take part.  Sign up today!

This year’s festival will be held on Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Native American Festival
is sponsored in part by:
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This year’s highlights:

Dance lessons are back! Join in the fun with Garan Coons from the Oglala Lakota and Navajo tribes. We are featuring two speakers: Nancy Gillis, who is part Cherokee and Choctaw, will present A Brief History of the Five Tribes of Nebraska: Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee, Santee, and Winnebago; and Mathew “Sitting Bear” Jones will present Otoe and Missouria Meet Big Knives. Students can make traditional pinch pots with Nancy Fairbanks, enjoy music with Pam and Tim Smith, and make an instrument to take home. Many other hands-on learning stations will be featured on all three floors of the Museum. This event is sponsored in part by grants from the Nebraska Humanities Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Nebraska Arts Council.

Numerous other hands-on learning stations will be featured on all three floors. This event brings the Museum to life in song, dance, art, stories and more. Make plans today to join us for this wonderful, immersive event.

NAClogo4RusNote: Reservations are required for student groups. For more information, or to register, please contact Visitor Services at 402.461.4629 or 800.508.4629, option zero.

Special Event Pricing

Students, teachers and chaperones:
Schools within Hastings city limits: $2.00 per person
Schools from outside Hastings city limits: $4.00 per person

Museum Members:
Adults and Seniors: $3.00 per person
Children: $2.00 per person

Non-Museum Members:
Adults: $7.00 per person
Seniors: $6.00 per person
Children: $5.00 per person



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