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Humanities Nebraska

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Year Founded:
1973
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chris Sommerich
Main Address:
215 Centennial Mall South
Suite 330
Lincoln, NE 68508

What We Do

Humanities Nebraska helps Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human.

For more than 40 years, Humanities Nebraska programming has evolved and expanded to include these programs, with many taking place in Omaha:

- Grants to nonprofit organizations conducting public humanities programs
- A Speakers Bureau with nearly 300 humanities programs available and a easy booking process
- Chautauqua, a two-day history festival with activities for all ages, in Ashland in 2021 (August 6-7)
- Capitol Forum on America’s Future for high school students
- Prime Time Family Reading, and Prime Time Preschool, reading and discussion programs, open to all families with many programs in Omaha
- Nebraska Warrior Writers, a workshop for veterans and their families, led by professional instructors in Omaha (and Lincoln)
- Museum on Main Street exhibitions from the Smithsonian with "Crossroads" tour to six Nebraska communities beginning in September 2021
- Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, an event bringing a humanities speaker to Nebraska every year, alternating between Omaha and Lincoln (in Omaha in 2021)
- Dear Stranger, a letter exchange program that connects Nebraskans across the miles
- Nebraska History Day, a year-long program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics, co-sponsored with Nebraska Wesleyan University
- The Nebraska Literary Tour, a free tour that connects Nebraska places with stories and poems set in Nebraska and Nebraska authors. https://humanitiesnebraska.org/literary-tour/welcome.html

Interesting Info

Humanities Nebraska funded Omaha-based programs with over $288,150 in 2020.
More than 50% of Prime Time Family reading programs will take place this year in Omaha at libraries, schools, community centers, and online.
Over 11,000 Omaha residents participated in Humanities Nebraska events in person or online in 2020.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Love writing? Proofread for us! Flexible times
Repeats every week until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Help us with snail mail!
Repeats every week until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Love history? Be a Chautauqua Volunteer
Repeats every week until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Friday, July 30th, 2021
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Upcoming Events

The 50s in Focus August 6, 2021   to August 7, 2021   Read more »

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