The Way We Worked Events & Programs


Join us for all of our upcoming programs and events being held in conjunction with “The Way We Worked”, a traveling exhibit visiting the museum in December and January. The Way We Worked is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution and Humanities Nebraska. This exhibition is brought to Nebraska with funding support from the John W. Carson Fund at the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Union Pacific, Brown Transfer Company and other generous donors from the local community.

9 December from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Grand Opening of The Way We Worked

10 December at 5:30 P.M. – Daniel Freeman: America’s First Homesteader- Presented by Darrel Draper

12 December at 2:P.M. – Nebraska Farm Wife Doris Royal’s Successful Campaign against the Widow’s Tax – Present by Dr. Amy Forss

17 December at 5:30 P.M. “The History of Early Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center” Presented by John Schleicher, Head of Special Collection at UNMC

19 December at 2:00 P.M Historical Walking tour of Downtown Papillion lead by Ben Justman, Executive Director at Sarpy County Historical Museum

27 December at 2:00 P.M. “Sharpie: Queen of the Air, A history of Evelyn Sharp- WWII Pilot” Presented by Diane Bartels

3 January at 2:00 P.M. Ginny Coopers War a story of War, Love and Tibbet’s Enola Gay at Martin, Nebraska’s Bomber Plant. Presented by local author Lawson McDowell

All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the individual events, please check out our Events tab at top.The Way We Worked exhibit will be open Dec 9th – January 7th during normal museum hours. All events will be held at the museum except the walking tour of Downtown Papillion.


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