Humanities

Understanding and Community Building Is My Livelihood

Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

A timely blog written by Humanities Nebraska Foundation Board Member and Nebraska Cultural Endowment supporter Ellen Lierk of Alliance, NE on why being a part of HN is important to her .

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LaVon’s Legacy

Arts, Culture, Government, Humanities

State Sen. LaVon Crosby of Lincoln, OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY JEFFREY Z. CARNEY. FOR USE WITH LESLIE REED FEATURE. One of the synonyms for the word legacy is, gift; something given freely, no recompense. Another is endowment. As I pause in my hurried schedule to remember our Honorary Board Chair, LaVon Crosby, it is […]

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A Year End Message From The Executive Director

Arts, Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

I hope you have been able to enjoy some of the many arts and humanities programs available during this holiday season all across Nebraska. Last year my family visited the Stuhr Museum for Christmas Past and Present. It was well worth the drive from Omaha to experience the magic of Railroad Town by lantern light! […]

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LAWYERING IS MY LIVELIHOOD

Arts, Culture, Education, Humanities, Uncategorized

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931).  Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE David’s Story Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a […]

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Essaying Is My Livelihood

Arts, Humanities, Uncategorized

  Lisa’s Story I’m an essayist. I ask questions about my thoughts, beliefs, and experiences, and then go to work answering them by telling true and factual stories. For instance, I was curious about the different ways in which people experience landscape and why I’m so drawn to river landscapes.

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Conversation Is My Livelihood

Culture, Education, Humanities

Mike, Russell, and John – Dannebrog – 8.17.15 copyright Stuart Chittenden Stuart’s Story As an expat Brit new to Omaha ten years ago, I wanted to crack open the rigid carapace of “Nebraska nice” and reveal the intimacy of a people’s truer characters. In 2010 my wife and I began hosting conversation salons in our […]

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NCE 2015 Road Trip Review

Arts, Culture, Education, History, Humanities, Uncategorized

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment exists to serve you by providing reliability and sustainability for the arts and humanities programs supported by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. Hundreds of organizations around the state benefit from their grants and programs.

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My Livelihood Adds Sparkle To My Days

Education, Humanities, Uncategorized

  Dorothy’s Story I believe my livelihood began at the age of four years when I stated that I wanted to be a teacher. To reach that point, I studied in school, graduated at the age of sixteen, took twelve hours of summer school, and received passing grades in teachers’ exams.  Of course, this was not a […]

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A #Giving Tuesday Message From NCE Executive Director, Marian Fey

Arts, Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

It’s been six months since I came to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and I continue to be awed by the generosity of Nebraskans and their willingness to invest in the arts and humanities across the state. There is a basic understanding here that the grants and programs provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts […]

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Poetry Is My Livelihood

Humanities

Twyla Hansen, Nebraska State Poet, accepted the Word Sender Award from the John G. Neihardt Foundation November 9, 2014 at the Laureate’s Feast.   Read about Twyla Hansen in this re-blogging of “Poetry Is My Livelihood” originally posted January 2014. Twyla’s Story I did not attempt creative writing when I was young because I had no […]

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