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Collection Connection

David Wells: Christmas in Wartime
Wednesday, November 20 • 2:00 p.m.

The holiday season during wartime has weathered many changes as a direct result of the pressures of war. This program explores how Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions have evolved through the American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, into the familiar rituals we know today.

Independent historian David Wells attended Northeast Community College, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and University of Nebraska – Omaha. He has completed extensive research on Nebraska’s connection with the American Civil War and the Nebraska Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. His work on soldiers’ monuments and memorials in Nebraska was given a Certificate of Commendation by the American Association for State and Local History in 1997, and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Civil War Veterans Museum in Nebraska City since 1993.

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MONA’s Not Just A Book Club

Avid readers whose interests lie in authors from Nebraska or reading about Nebraska or art are welcome, and may join at any time.

1st Tuesdays: September 3, 2019 – January 7, 2020
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
MONA: Gary E. Zaruba Library & Research Center

November 5: A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita
December 3: Still Lives: A Novel by Maria Hummel
January 7: Landline: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell


MONA Showcase

MONA Showcase is a six-program evening series featuring talented visual, performing, and literary artists held once a month in October, November, December, February, and March. Each program is 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by conversation, art viewing, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 21 – 7-8:00 p.m.
Martha Pettigrew: Bronze Sculpture
Russel Erpelding – The Lundeens: A Divine Collection

Thursday, December 19 – 7-8:00 p.m.
UNK Flute Choir
Karen Park & Jerry Fox – The History of Christmas

Thursday, February 20 – 7-8:00 p.m.
Thornton String Quartet

Thursday, March 12 – 7-8:00 p.m.
The Art of Dance


Program Podcasts

Watch recordings of past MONA Programs at iTunes.


Video Profiles of Nebraska Artists

Across the 500 miles of Nebraska, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of accomplished artists living and working. Here. Now.
Each of their stories is unique. Our goal is to help tell those stories within the context of the new Nebraska Fine Arts Educational Standards.


For further information, call (308) 865-8559.
Museum of Nebraska Art
2401 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 865-8559