National Museum Day!

hcl_4a-ext-5-in-hi-res-copyWhile it’s Banned Books week here at Bellevue University Library, museums all over the United States are gearing up to celebrate National Museum Day on September 24th, 2016. If you want to find out which museums are participating with the “Museum Day Live!” event supported by the Smithsonian Magazine, click past the break!


sarpy-county-museumSarpy County Museum

2402 Clay St.
Bellevue, NE 68005
Hours of Operation: 10:00am – 4:00pm on Sept. 24th
Free Admission

“The Sarpy County Historical Museum protects, preserves, and promotes the rich history of Sarpy County. With the support of our patrons and community partners, we offer interesting program and hands on learning experiences for both the young and old.” – From the Museum Day site.

We here at Bellevue University have utilized the Sarpy County Museum in order to gain a better understanding of archiving, as well as historical information about the county and city of Bellevue. They have 4,000 square feet of exhibits that highlight local history from the indigenous people of the area to the present day.


el_museo_latino_buildingEl Museo Latino (Museum of Latin History and Culture)

4701 S. 25Th St.
Omaha, NE 68107
Hours of Operation: 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sept. 24th
Admission: General Admission-$5.00 with discounts for students, children, and seniors. Free for Active Military with ID.

“El Museo Latino is the first Latino art and history museum dedicated to preserving Latino history, traditions, and arts through the presentation of exhibitions, educational programs and community events throughout the year.” – From the Museum Day site.

The three major exhibits that will be presented on September 24th are “Textiles of Latin America”, “Emerging Latino Artist – Contemporary,” and “Photography by Ygnacio Rivero”.


The next two are right next to each other:

img_vv_hallofhistoryBoys Town Hall of History
14057 Flanagan Blvd.
Boys Town, NE 68010
Hours of Operation: 10:00am – 4:30pm on Sept. 24th
Free Admission

“The museum is located in the former Dining Hall built by Father Flanagan in 1939. Some of the artifacts on display include the Best Actor Oscar presented to Spencer Tracy for his role as Father Flanagan in the motion picture “Boys Town,” and the Flex bus that once carried Boys Town athletic teams across America. Visitors can listen to voices from the past to learn how Father Flanagan’s revolution in child care began, and how Boys Town continues to work for America’s future.” – From the Museum Day site.

The exhibits include the “Oscar,” as well as a number of audio and video exhibitions.


img_vv_fatherflanaganFather Flanagan House
14153 Grodinsky Circle
Boys Town, NE 68010
Hours of Operation: 10:00am – 4:30pm on Sept. 24th
Free Admission

“Take a tour of Father Flanagan’s former residence and see many of his personal belongings. The Father Flanagan House museum is the former residence of Boys Town’s founder, Servant of God Father Edward J. Flanagan. The house was constructed in 1927 and is one of the oldest buildings on Boys Town’s historic campus.” – From the Museum Day site.






Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main St.
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Hours of Operation: 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Sept. 24th
Admission: $2.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 12

“Cass County Museum traces the history of Cass County Nebraska to 1854, the year the area was opened for settlement. Permanent exhibits tell the story of the county’s roots as part of the westward movement. Temporary exhibits are changed quarterly and highlight different aspects of the permanent collection.” – From the Museum Day site.

The exhibits presented that day will be a selection of photographs and memorabilia about the history of Merritt Beach in Cass County from the 1930s until it’s closing in 1989.


While not partnered for that day, here is a list of other museums in the area:

Will you be going to a museum on National Museum Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted on September 23rd, 2016 by

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