Project Description

NOW – December 31, 2022

On October 15, 2022 Hastings, Nebraska, turns 150 years old. As we began planning for this exhibit, we quickly determined that we needed multiple voices to tell this story. We reached out to a variety of city employees. We asked, “What is Hastings most known for? What influenced the town’s growth? What activities made this town special to you and your family? And we asked those who were born here: What are your strongest memories of Hastings as a child?”

We matched those stories with artifacts, photographs, and additional research. It culminated in an exhibit that we think shows a city’s history is more than famous people and important places. A city’s history is also reflected in everyday events, like sledding with your friends at Brickyard Park, going to work with your dad, or volunteering at your community theatre.