Humanities

Ashley Olson on the Arts and Humanities

Arts, Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

I think they help us better understand our culture and our paths that are present in our future. They make us more innovative and creative people… – Ashley Olson, Executive Director, The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud

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Omaha Gives 2017

Arts, Culture, Humanities

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is honored to be participating in Omaha Gives 2017, Omaha’s 5th annual 24-hour charitable challenge which is set for this Wednesday, May 24. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. When you give to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, […]

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NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER

Arts, Government, Humanities, Uncategorized

Katie Weitz, PhD The Nebraska Cultural Endowment welcomes Katie Weitz, PhD, to its Board of Directors. Katie is currently the executive director of the Weitz Family Foundation in Omaha. She brings to the board extensive non-profit leadership and fundraising experience, as well as a strong background in the arts and education.

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Nebraska Cultural Endowment Call To Action

Arts, Culture, Government, Humanities, Uncategorized

A year end message from Marian Fey, Executive Director of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment Through the generosity of donors like you and our unique partnership with the state, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is poised reach $10,000,000 at both the public and private funds by the end of the year. The earnings from this permanently endowed […]

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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

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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

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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

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  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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