All events are in Central time unless specified.

Upcoming Events

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

Opening reception

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Location: Great Plains Art Museum
The Great Plains Art Museum is open late for Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m. for the opening reception of two new photography exhibitions.

Alaina Roberts: Black Freedom on Native Land

Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize lecture

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm Location: Center for Great Plains Studies
Dr. Alaina Roberts will speak about her book “I’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land,” the winner of the 2022 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021). Books will be …

Reckoning & Reconciliation in Education

In-person conference

Date: Time: 9:00 am–6:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
A one-day, in-person conference addressing reconciliation efforts in education

Sheryl Lightfoot: Reconciliation in Canada

In-person and virtual

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: Center for Great Plains Studies
Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot will speak at the Center for Great Plains Studies on reconciliation efforts in Canada as part of the Center’s year-long focus on reckoning and reconciliation in the Great Plains. This event is presented in partnership with the …

Kalenda Eaton and Heidi Dodson: Oklahoma’s Black Homesteaders

Virtual talk

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm Location: Center for Great Plains Studies
Join the Oklahoma Black Homesteader Project research team for a public talk on Black homesteaders in Oklahoma Territory. The presentation will discuss our process of researching and locating specific homesteading families. There will be a focus on …