Upcoming Events

Special Symposium: The Epic Neihardt

10:00 am–3:00 pm Great Plains Art Museum
Though he is best known for his book Black Elk Speaks, John G. Neihardt also is poet laureate in perpetuity of Nebraska and was the author of poems, stories, and essays about literature, science, Native Americans, and the settlement of the American …

Saving a Great Plains Icon, the Black-Footed Ferret

3:30 pm–4:30 pm Center for Great Plains Studies
In 1986, only 18 black-footed ferrets remained in North America. Thanks to a remarkable national and international recovery effort, the mammal now enjoys a stable population. David Jachowski, author of “Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black- …

The Nebraska Constitution

3:30 pm–4:30 pm Center for Great Plains Studies
The Nebraska Constitution has been the social contract for Nebraskans since 1875. The Constitution’s persistence continues to shape Nebraska’s political landscapes and constitutional changes reflect evolving beliefs.

Amanda Breitbach: Land/People

3:30 pm Center for Great Plains Studies
Amanda Breitbach is an MFA candidate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a graduate fellow with the Center for Great Plains Studies. Her photographs, video, and audio work focus on the connections between people and land.

Our Grass Earth: Conserving the Great Plains

7:00 pm–8:00 pm Center for Great Plains Studies
Art and ecology panel with artists Robin Walter, Sebastian Tsocanos, Kate Schneider, and Prairie Plains Resource Institute Executive Director William Whitney speaking on art and science’s roles in conservation on the Great Plains.