D-Day 80th
Anniversary Activities

The National Parks Service recently named Hastings, Nebraska a World War II Heritage City. This designation honors communities and their citizens who stepped into the workforce to support America’s war effort. Just one WWII Heritage City is designated in each state.

To celebrate this honor, the Museum, Library, and Airport have planned special activities to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. See the Full List of Activities Here

Museum Activities

D-Day: Normandy 1944D-Day Bluray

Thu, June 6-Sat, June 8: 2 & 4 pm
Sun, June 9: 2 pm
43 mins |
Child: $7 | Adult: $9 | Senior: $8
Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI, and stunning live-action images,
D-Day: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the Super Screen. Narrated by Tom Brokaw. Trailer

Film & Speaker

Film: Bunker University
Speaker: Amber Alexander, UNK
Friday, June 7 | 7 pm
1hr 13 mins | Tickets: $8

This documentary, tells the history of the Naval Ammunition Depot and how part of the NAD became Central Community College’s Hastings Campus. Following the film, Dr. Amber Alexander, an Assistant Professor at UNK, will add her expertise and take questions on the era and its defining issues. More Details

Saving Private Ryan movie posterSaving Private Ryan

Sat, June 8 | 5:15 pm
2 hrs 49 mins | Tickets: $5.50 | (R)
Set in 1944 in France during World War II, Saving Private Ryan follows a group of soldiers, led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks). Their mission is to locate Private James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon) and bring him home safely after his three brothers are killed in action. Originally released in 1998, the film won 5 Academy Awards. Trailer

History on Foot Central community CollegeHistory on Foot: Central Community College

Sun, June 9 | 2 pm
Meet on the East side of Clay Building | FREE WILL Offering | No RSVP
Central Community College-Hastings was once home to the administrative campus of the Naval Ammunition Depot. Hastings Museum tour guides will give you details about the function of each building when the base was operational. This is an outdoor walking tour. Plan to be on your feet! Details