2019 Volunteer Awards

Every April during National Volunteer Week, the Museum recognizes our amazing volunteers who donate 50 hours or more in one year at a City Council meeting. With those meetings going digital due to the COVID pandemic, we still wanted to show our appreciation for these volunteers. We also recognize volunteers earning the Presidential Volunteer [...]

Reopening!

HASTINGS, Neb., June 23, 2020 - The Hastings City Council met last night and approved the Hastings Museum's reopening plans. Details include:-- A 10-day exclusive reopening for Museum members, with a June 30 start date.-- A reopening to the general public on July 14.-- The Nature Nook and the Planetarium will stay closed for now.-- The [...]

Honorable Mentions

On March 1, 1867, Nebraska was admitted into the union as the 37th state. Adams County was formed that same year and organized in 1871. In celebration, the Hastings Museum and the Adams County Historical Society have chosen to do something a little different. We are honoring those who have helped in the development [...]

Museum Debuts Digital Learning Lab for Kids

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 [...]

COVID Collections

Recording History How are you and your family coping with COVID-19? Is anyone working from home? Are you homeschooling? How are you spending your time, connecting with others, helping your community? We want to know! Send us your stories Does this sound familiar? In October 1918, the Spanish Flu [...]

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