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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. 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2015 highlights included:

The 2015 Native American Festival
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This year’s festival will focus on the daily lives of contemporary Native Americans. We’ll discuss their daily lives, how they honor their heritage, and discover similarities within tribes and with non-native cultures.
The following stations require specifically issued times: performances by the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe; ledger drawings with artist Donel Keeler; game room, with activities from several tribes; conversations with contemporary Native Americans; and spirit animal stories in the Nature Nook. It is also necessary to arrange specific times if you intend to book a planetarium show or large format film.
Drop-in stations include booths where students can create Native American shields and beaded bracelets, learn how tribes conducted trade, and see artifacts that are not normally on display. Hands-on stations will be featured on all three floors!

This event was sponsored in part by grants from the Nebraska Humanities Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Note: Reservations are required for student groups. For more information, or to register, please contact Visitor Services at 402.461.2399.

Special Event Pricing for 2014

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: $8.00 per person
Seniors: $7.00 per person
Children: $6.00 per person

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