A Note from our Director – Nov 2017

While this is the last newsletter of 2017, it doesn’t have to mean goodbye. There are still several ongoing happenings this year at the museum. It has been a busy year. Nearly a dozen public programs, inaugural pie social outing, quilt and World War I exhibits, summer camp, and 1,300 school aged children including Bellevue Public Schools 4th grade tours.
There have been countless hours restoring the train caboose, planning events including the August Fundraiser dinner, digitizing newspaper photograph negatives, and significant new research into Sarpy County’s World War One past. This and so much more that will simply not fit in this little Director’s Corner are what make the Sarpy County Museum a vibrant and active place to keep our local history alive.


Starting December 1st and running through January 5, 2018 the Midlands Community Foundation is once again offering a matching charitable opportunity. The Midlands Community Foundation has been a great local supporter to the museum, awarding us a number of grants for exhibits, programs, and preservation initiatives. Through them, matching donations will be made on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a limit of $5,000 per individual donor. It’s a wonderful way to painlessly double your support of the museum and to do your bit to help keep history alive for Sarpy County, its communities and the people who have a connection to this area. If this is an option for you, please contact me either at (402) 292-1880 director@sarpymuseum.org, or if you are able to, just stop by the museum.

See you at the museum,
Ben Justman
Executive Director