Upcoming Events

Lecture: “Practical Patriotism in a Civil War Quilt”

3:30 pm Great Plains Art Museum
A rare Civil War quilt urges Union soldiers to “Rally ‘round the flag, boys.” The quilt, in the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collection, also provides evidence that women leveraged female cultural ideals to both defend the Union …

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

5:00 pm–7:00 pm Hewit Place
First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum will feature the Lincoln Public Schools Visual Mentor Program. The lower-level gallery will display artworks from students at several schools across the city and from several different grade levels.

Great Plains lecture: The Civil War in the Great Plains

3:30 pm–5:00 pm Great Plains Art Museum
Ken Winkle, UNL American History professor and author of “Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington D.C.,” will speak at the Center surrounded by artifacts in the Homefront & Battlefield exhibition, which features quilts and other textiles from …

Native film screenings: Cherokee Word for Water & Standing Bear’s Footsteps

1:00 pm Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center - Van Brunt Visitors Center
The Center for Great Plains Studies is sponsoring the showing of two free movies as part of the 2015 Great Plains Symposium. You do not need to register for the symposium to attend.

Sherman Alexie Talk

7:30 pm Kimball Recital Hall
Sherman Alexie is a Native American poet, novelist, performer and filmmaker, National Book Award winner, author of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” and “The Business of Fancydancing,” and writer of “Smoke Signals” and other films, of …

Concert: Buffy Sainte-Marie

7:30 pm Kimball Recital Hall
Native American folk singer, Grammy-winning songwriter, former “Sesame Street” regular, and member of Cree Nation, Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform as part of the Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Great …