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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 Tues., Nov. 19, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t miss our 13th annual Native American Festival (NAF). We’re featuring new collaborations with local partners, and we’re deeply grateful—as always—to our long-time supporters: Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. Signing up for the festival is required due to limited space.

Pre-registration is required for additional NAF stations due to space. They include:

  • The Many Moccasins Dance Troupe in full regalia! Performance will take place on our new stage in the Hastings Museum Theatre.
  • Listen to Injunuity, a Native American flute-centric roots group.
  • Kevin Connywerdy, Native American Featherwork
  • Phyllis R. Stone giving the Humanities Nebraska talk “Our Plains Indian Heritage”
  • Nicole Tamayo-Benegas, Powwow Princess
  • More to come!

This event was sponsored in part by grants from Humanities Nebraska.


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 2019

Schools Within Hastings City Limits:

 Students $2
 Teachers, Paras & Bus Drivers  $2
 Adult Chaperones  $4

Schools Outside Hastings City Limits:

 Students $4
 Teachers, Paras & Bus Drivers  $2
 Adult Chaperones  $4

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

Non-Museum Members:
Adults: $11.00 per person
Seniors: $10.00 per person
Children: $8.00 per person

Many Moccasins Dance Troupe

Performances at 9:30 & 1:30.
Pre-registration Required