Humanities Nebraska Awards 34 Grants Totaling $123,853 to Communities in Nebraska.

Nebraska Humanities

Nebraska Cultural Endowment’s sole purpose is to sustain and amplify the arts and humanities in Nebraska. This year, over $250,000 has been awarded to Humanities Nebraska to help create more opportunities for Nebraskans to engage thoughtfully with history and culture throughout the state.  Prime Time Family Reading Time, touring exhibits from the Smithsonian, the Chautauqua summer history festival and workshops for veterans were awarded funding as well as many others through Humanities Nebraska’s discretionary grants.

Chautauqua Seward Youth


Storyteller for Prime Time Family Reading Time works with families on reading together



Humanities Nebraska has awarded 34 grants totaling $123,853
in the following Nebraska Communities:


  • Strategic Air and Space Museum – Apollo 11 50th Anniversary exhibit.


  • Friends of the Homestead – “Traditions of Homesteaders 2019”.

Central City:

  • Malaika Foundation – Global Education for Nebraska School.


  • Platte Valley Literacy Association – in support of citizenship classes.


  • Bethany Lutheran – African Culture Connection workshops for students.

Fort Calhoun:

  • Fort Atkinson Foundation – “When the Troops Meet the Native Americans.”
  • Washington County Historical Association – exhibit on pioneer history.


  • Scotts Bluff County Tourism –Scotts Bluff Celtic Gathering.


  • Crane River Theater Company – “Of Mice and Men” student matinee.
  • UNK’s Women’s and Gender Studies 30th Anniversary.
  • UNK’s PAWs (Personal Achievement Workshops) Summer Camps.


  • Asian Community and Cultural Center – continuation of “Stories of US.”
  • Flatwater Shakespeare Company – “Little But Fierce” youth education.
  • Lincoln Orchestra Association – Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival.
  • Nebraska Folklife Network, Inc. – Cultural Traditions of Nebraska Places.


  • Elkhorn Valley Historical Society – “Young At Art.”


  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts – Speaking Sounds lecture series.
  • El Museo Latino – “Traditional Textiles: Huipiles.”
  • Great Plains Black History Museum – “Will Brown & Lynching in the Great Plains of America.”
  • Kaneko – Passages program.
  • Metropolitan Community College – Great Plains Theatre Conference.
  • Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc. – Shakespeare On Tour statewide.
  • Nebraska StoryArts – Moonshell Storytelling Festival
  • Nebraska Writers Collective – “post show discussion about “A Day in the Life.”
  • Omaha Area Youth Orchestra – “Common Ground in Sounds” program.
  • Omaha Public Library Foundation – Omaha Lit Fest 2019
  • UNO’s “The Arts of Samuel Bak”
  • UNO’s ArteLatinX 2019.

Red Cloud:

  • Willa Cather Foundation – Willa Cather Spring Conference 2019.


  • Nebraska National Guard Museum Society – commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day
  • Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival 2019.


  • Valentine Community Schools – toward summer learning and reading activities.

Concordia, KS:

  • National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research Center – “Riders of the Orphan Trains
  • Foundlings to the Frontier,” presented in Nebraska communities.


The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is pleased to play a part in bringing these rich experiences to the communities of Nebraska.  We are grateful for the support of our donors and the State of Nebraska which helps to enrich the lives of Nebraska families, today and for future generations.