Upcoming Events

First Friday: Photobooth and Contest

5:00 pm–7:00 pm Great Plains Art Museum
Join us for First Friday to participate in the Lincoln Picture to Win Contest. Take fun photos in our photobooth (with props!), and enjoy vintage candies and treats from across the decades.

Great Plains lecture: Storage systems for drought management and food and water security

3:30 pm–5:00 pm Center For Great Plains Studies
Roberto Lenton, director of the University of Nebraska Water for Food Institute, will speak about drought and water storage at this free public lecture.

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 …

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 …

2015 Great Plains Symposium

8:00 am–9:00 pm Various Sites, Unl Campus
Join us for “Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead,” a two-day, interdisciplinary symposium and exceptional gathering of Native talent and scholarship presented by the Center for Great Plains Studies and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.

2015 Great Plains Symposium

8:00 am–9:00 pm Various Sites, Unl Campus
Join us for “Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead,” a two-day, interdisciplinary symposium and exceptional gathering of Native talent and scholarship presented by the Center for Great Plains Studies and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.