HASTINGS, Neb. - Just last week, Hastings Museum installed a 6-foot, 200 lbs. statue of the Kool-Aid Man as part of the stunning update to its entrance. Kool-Aid was the brainchild of Hastings resident, Edwin Perkins. The Museum's Kool-Aid Discover the Dream exhibit explores the life of Perkins and how the brand became and [...]
HASTINGS, Neb. - Hastings Museum received a $123,027 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the NEH's CARES Act grants that were announced this week, and a $8,900 grant from Humanities Nebraska. Funds from both grants support Museum staff who work with humanities program and exhibit planning. [...]
HASTINGS, Neb., May 14, 2020 - Registration for Hastings Museum's new Digital Learning Lab is now open. The five-week lab is a unique museum-from-home family option available from June 1-July 3. Each day hands-on learning and fun will be provided that focuses on art, science, nature, and history. Hastings Museum is a [...]
HASTINGS, Neb., July 16, 2019 - The Hastings Museum is encouraging the Tri-cities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by hosting a variety of events this weekend. "We are so excited for this milestone." said Becky Matticks, director of the Hastings Museum. "We'll be incorporating our Planetarium, our new Dobsonian telescopes, [...]
On the 100th anniversary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presented the world premiere of an extraordinary new work showing WWI as people had never seen it.