Bandages & Bonesaws: A Modern Look at Civil War Medicine

Many new medical technologies were used during the Civil War in an effort to both save lives on the battlefield and give wounded soldiers a better chance at recovery afterwards.
Come hear one of our local physicians, retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Dean Thomson, discuss the medical advancements made during America’s bloodiest conflict.

Strings & Things

“Strings and Things” performs a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, gospel, classical, Irish, renaissance, wedding, world music, traditional American dance and holiday music. They have performed for countless conventions, parties, banquets, barn dance, hoedowns, hayrack rides, county fairs, festivals, museums, schools, churches, etc. They also specialize in audience participation with items including washtub bass, washboard, musical spoons and clog dancing puppets.

Bandages & Bonesaws: A Modern Look at Civil War Medicine

Many new medical technologies were used during the Civil War in an effort to both save lives on the battlefield and give wounded soldiers a better chance at recovery afterwards.
Come hear one of our local physicians, retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. Dean Thomson, discuss the medical advancements made during America’s bloodiest conflict.

Native American Artifact Show

The Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Visitor Center is hosting its annual Native American Artifact Show on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This year’s show will feature authentic Native American artifacts from a number of private and public collections. Visitors will be able to see some of the finest examples of spear points, arrowheads, tools, and pottery in the Midwest. Kids can enjoy hands-on activities like making clay pottery and corn husk dolls!

Special presentation at 1:00 pm!!
Nancy Gillis presents “The Voice of Native American Women

This presentation is a compilation of excerpts from primary documents in which Native American women’s comments, pleas and advice have been recorded, from the earliest records of negotiations with the colonists to contemporary women, including professionals, artists and activists. In a series of readings, interspersed with background material, it explores the way native women have spoken out in political, social and spiritual settings in humor, pathos, anger and celebration, passing their legacy to the next generation.

Nancy S. Gillis is the former Executive Director of the John Neihardt State Historic Site and the Neihardt Foundation’s Institute for Vision and Learning. Nancy joined the Foundation as Assistant Director in May 1997 and retired in 2014, joining its Board of Directors, and speaks to schools and civic groups on Neihardt’s work and a variety of related topics. Since 1992 she has served as faculty at Wayne State College, Northeast Community College, Nebraska Indian Community College, and Little Priest Tribal College teaching Native American History and Cultures, U.S. History, World History, Anthropology and Sociology.

Of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, Gillis moved to Nebraska in 1987 to work with the Winnebago people for the Reformed Church in America and has served as their delegate to its Native American Council and the Commission for Race and Ethnicity.

This FREE event is sponsored in part by Humanities Nebraska.

Brunch with Santa at Lied Lodge

One of Santa’s favorite stops is at Lied Lodge in Nebraska City. Bring your children (and their wish lists) for this holiday tradition and enjoy live Christmas tunes on our grand piano, along with very special “child friendly” Sunday Brunch Buffet selections at Timbers.

Brunch with Santa is served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 15 and 22. We’ll also be collecting canned food items for the Nebraska City Food Bank; all non-perishable items are welcome.

For brunch reservations, please call: 402-873-8740, or reserve a table online here. Cost is $18 per adult, $8 per child (ages 5-12). Children 4 and younger are free. Tax or gratuity not included in pricing.

Book an overnight stay for an extra special getaway. Call 800-546-5433 or go online to reserve now.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00 p.m. for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Lied Lodge & Arbor Day Farm

Show Mom how much you care with a visit to Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. Here are a few ways to make Mother’s Day memorable this year:

 

  • Enjoy a decadent Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 12, served 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. in the Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge. Call 402-873-8740 for your reservation.
  • Take Mom on a nature hike filled with flowering trees and fresh air at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and tour the 52-room historic mansion at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Spring Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission applies.
  • Soothe her spirit with a spa treatment at Lied Lodge. View the spa menu and request an appointment online. Call 800- 546-5433.

Nature Discovery Family Program

Gather the family and explore the wonders of nature at Arbor Day Farm. The adventure begins aboard the Discovery Ride as you travel through the orchard to South Table Creek. Come prepared to walk in the creek and spend time in unstructured exploration of minnows, dragonflies, rocks, and roots — all with a knowledgeable nature interpreter by your side. Each family receives a nature-themed book to take home.

This special event requires advanced registration and will be held each Saturday through August 4. The cost includes your Tree Adventure admission. Call 402-873-8717 for details.

Nature Discovery Family Program

Gather the family and explore the wonders of nature at Arbor Day Farm. The adventure begins aboard the Discovery Ride as you travel through the orchard to South Table Creek. Come prepared to walk in the creek and spend time in unstructured exploration of minnows, dragonflies, rocks, and roots — all with a knowledgeable nature interpreter by your side. Each family receives a nature-themed book to take home.

This special event requires advanced registration and will be held each Saturday through August 4. The cost includes your Tree Adventure admission. Call 402-873-8717 for details.

Nature Discovery Family Program

Gather the family and explore the wonders of nature at Arbor Day Farm. The adventure begins aboard the Discovery Ride as you travel through the orchard to South Table Creek. Come prepared to walk in the creek and spend time in unstructured exploration of minnows, dragonflies, rocks, and roots — all with a knowledgeable nature interpreter by your side. Each family receives a nature-themed book to take home.

This special event requires advanced registration and will be held each Saturday through August 4. The cost includes your Tree Adventure admission. Call 402-873-8717 for details.

Nature Discovery Family Program

Gather the family and explore the wonders of nature at Arbor Day Farm. The adventure begins aboard the Discovery Ride as you travel through the orchard to South Table Creek. Come prepared to walk in the creek and spend time in unstructured exploration of minnows, dragonflies, rocks, and roots — all with a knowledgeable nature interpreter by your side. Each family receives a nature-themed book to take home.

This special event requires advanced registration and will be held each Saturday through August 4. The cost includes your Tree Adventure admission. Call 402-873-8717 for details.

Tribute to America at Arbor Lodge Mansion

It’s always a great time to explore the magnificent Arbor Lodge Mansion! Right now, in addition to seeing countless historic artifacts, you can also view the Arbor Lodge collection of vintage American flags. Plus, you can participate in a patriotic scavenger hunt as you tour the 52-room mansion. For more information, call 402-873-7222.

Easter Weekend at Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm

Bring the entire family to Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm for a one-of-a-kind Easter weekend getaway.

The Easter Family Fun Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge on Saturday, March 31, plus four tickets to Arbor Day Farm’s Tree Adventure attraction – featuring chicks, bunnies, lambs, and a seek-and-find egg hunt. Call today for your reservation: 800-546-5433 or reserve it online now.

At Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room:
Enjoy a scrumptious Easter Sunday Brunch and live piano music at Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room, served 11am-2pm. View the Easter Brunch menu, then call 402-873-8740 to make your dining room reservation.

At the Tree Adventure:
Embark on a springtime stroll through the woods and take in a leisurely seek-and-find egg hunt. Children will enjoy chicks, bunnies, and lambs at the Tree Adventure. Easter activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission. The Tree Adventure is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm–4pm. Call 402-873-8717 for more information.

At the Apple House Market:
Sip Arbor Day Farm wines and shop for flavorful jams, jellies, salsas, and more. The Pie Garden Cafe is also open for apple pie and other tasty treats. Open Easter Saturday, 9am-5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm-4pm.

At Arbor Lodge State Historical Park:
Get a close-up look at the life and legacy of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. The mansion is open for self-guided tours; admission is $8/adults; $6/youth (age 3-12). Arbor Lodge mansion is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm–4pm.

Gnome Hunt at the Tree Adventure

Back by popular demand with new locations and clues!

Bring the entire family to join in the fun of finding all your favorite gnomes and discover their new hiding places. With clues and a map, you’ll journey throughout the Tree Adventure looking high and low. The perfect event for all ages and abilities. Rain, snow or shine.

Activity is included with regular Tree Adventure admission. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 7:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 7:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 7:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 7:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Wine, Cheese, and a Walk Among the Trees at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Start with a glass of Arbor Day Farm wine, and snack on assorted cheeses; then head out to the wooded trails for a casual stroll-and-learn with one of Arbor Day Farm’s tree experts.

Event includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure, four wine tastes (cider for the kids), and two souvenir wine glasses. Reservations recommended. Call 402-873-8717.

…or…Choose the Wine, Cheese, & A Walk Among the Trees Getaway, which includes two tickets to the Tree Adventure for this special activity, an overnight stay at Lied Lodge, and breakfast for two in the Timber Dining Room. Reserve your package today online or by calling 1-800-546-5433.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

International Mud Day at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Did you know getting outside and playing in the mud is not only fun, but it’s also beneficial?!

Get your hands dirty and play in the mud to celebrate International Mud Day on Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tree Adventure. Make mud paintings and sculptures, squish your toes in the mud, and investigate different types of soil (a change of clothes is recommended).

Activity is included with regular Tree Adventure Admission. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Get Outdoors Day at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with a visit to the Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm on Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Take part in a variety of activities including:

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Agility activities
  • Tree climbing
  • Face painting
  • Wood chuck game
  • Cooking on a stick
  • Craft making

Activity is included with regular Tree Adventure Admission. Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Sunset & S’mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Climb aboard for a guided, Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather ’round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s’mores.

The Discovery Ride departs at 8:00 p.m. with the bonfire and s’mores following the ride. Cost includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s’mores, and bottled water.

Reservations are required and minimum of 10 participants by 5:00pm for the Sunset & S’mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 to reserve your seat.

Buzz About Bees at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Discover the wonderful world of bees and how much we rely on them!

On Saturday, May 27, from 11am to 3pm, at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, participate in a variety of activities and see our demonstration hive up close. Bee experts will be on hand to help us learn about this very important little bug.

Free with Tree Adventure admission. No reservations required. Questions? Call 402-873-8717 for information.

Arbor Day Weekend Celebration at Arbor Day Farm

We’ve made a few changes to our Arbor Day Weekend lineup. The steady rainfall is great for the trees, but it calls for a slight adjustment to our scheduled outdoor activities.

Enjoy these fun activities this weekend:

At the Tree Adventure:

  • Make a Woodland Critter craft
  • Learn “What Comes From a Tree”
  • See “Trees Up Close and Personal”
  • Uncover the world of “Pelts and Skulls”
  • Talk to a Master Gardener
  • Tree Adventure admission: $8 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12). Includes a tree seedling to plant at home.

At the Apple House Market and Pie Garden:
Sip Arbor Day Farm’s newest wine varieties while you shop for jams, jellies, salsa, honey, pies, and other tasty treats. Enjoy an apple slushee and light lunch.

 At Lied Lodge:
Relax, retreat, and gather together at the all-new Lied Lodge. Fully-updated guest rooms, indoor pool, award-winning restaurant, and on-site spa. For availability and reservations, call 800-546-5433.

 Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is open for visitors, too. Take an inspiring, up-close look at the life and legacy of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. See more than 200 varieties of lilacs during guided tours at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

 At the Morton Mansion:

  • Explore the 52-room mansion and learn about the history of Arbor Day and spring planting on the Morton farm
  • Enjoy parlor entertainment and fresh flowers throughout the mansion
  • Mansion admission: $8 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Enjoy the full Arbor Day Farm experience with the All-Access Day Pass

  • Morton Mansion, Tree Adventure, and the Apple House Market are open Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 adults; $11 youth (age 3-12)

Nebraska 150 at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Celebrate Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial with a weekend visit to Arbor Lodge State Historical Park where you can learn about the history (and controversy) surrounding Nebraska’s path to statehood. View photographs and maps from the 1860s and a collection of centennial birthday memorabilia.

Event is included with regular admission. Arbor Lodge Mansion is open weekends only through March. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Peach Pickin’ Party!

It is prime time peach picking, so we are having a Peach Pickin’ Party!

Join us Saturday for pick your own peaches, hay rack rides, live music, wine tastings, lunch from the kitchen and other delicious peach goodies in the Apple Barn! Pre-picked peaches will also be available for those who prefer not to pick.

Plus, face painting and a balloon artist for the kiddos!

There will also be select blackberries and bubble gum plums (they literally taste like a piece of bubble gum!) available for picking as well!

The weather looks perfect and so do the peaches, so we hope you can join us for a fun day at the Orchard!

There is a $2 per person admission for U-Pick and hay rack rides are included with admission. We will close the U-Pick entrance at 4:00pm to ensure adequate time for picking and returning before closing time at 5:00pm

**If you can’t make it Saturday: U-Pick will also be open starting Thursday (7/28) through Sunday (7/31).

Retail Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday: 11am-5pm

Easter Weekend at Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm

Bring the entire family to the all-new Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm for a one-of-a-kind Easter weekend getaway.

The Easter Family Fun Package includes an overnight stay at Lied Lodge on Saturday, March 26, plus four tickets to Arbor Day Farm’s Tree Adventure attraction – featuring chicks, bunnies, ducks, lambs, and a seek-and-find egg hunt. Call today for your reservation: 800-546-5433 or reserve it online now.

At Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room:
Gather ‘round the table for a scrumptious Easter Sunday Brunch at Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room, served 11am-2pm. View the Easter Brunch menu, then call 402-873-8740 to make your dining room reservation.

At the Tree Adventure:
Take a springtime stroll through the woods for family-friendly games, plus a leisurely seek-and-find egg hunt. Children will enjoy chicks, bunnies, ducks, and lambs at the Tree Adventure. Easter activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission. The Tree Adventure is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm–4pm.

At the Apple House Market:
Sip Arbor Day Farm wines and shop for flavorful jams, jellies, salsas, and more. The Pie Garden Cafe is also open for apple pie and other tasty treats.  Open Easter Saturday, 9am-5pm; Easter Sunday, 12pm-4pm.

At Arbor Lodge State Historical Park:
Enjoy a close-up look at the life and legacy of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. The mansion is open for self-guided tours; admission is $7/adults; $4 youth (age 3-12). Arbor Lodge mansion is open Easter Saturday, 9am–5pm; Easter Sunday, 1pm–4pm.

Third Thursday Open Studio

Join us every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 pm!

Visit the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and meet our current artists-in-residence during our Third Thursday Open Studios. You will be invited into the visual artists’ studios, the writers will give short readings and the composers will share either performances or compositions.

KHN normally has five artists-in-residence every week and they may stay any length between two and eight weeks.  They are selected twice a year through a competitive application process.

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Reindeer Chase & Make-and-Take Ornaments at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

It’s a celebration of all things holiday, Saturdays this December at the Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm. Get into the holiday spirit with fun traditions and activities including:

> Free hot apple cider while you shop and hike the trails

> Make-and-take ornaments, 11am to 3pm

> Look high and low for Santa’s wooden reindeer along the trails (all day, on-your-own activity)

All activities included with regular Tree Adventure admission on Saturday, Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Come experience the fun of the winter season at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. Phone: (402) 873-8717.

Honeycrisp Harvest Party @ Kimmel Orchard

We are excited to be opening up U-Pick this Thursday, so we thought we’d celebrate with a HONEYCRISP HARVEST PARTY this weekend!

Everyone’s favorite apple is now available and it is prime time for picking HONEYCRISP!

We invite you to visit the Orchard to pick your own apples, enjoy lunch from the Kimmel Kitchen, listen to live music, sample our 12 wine varieties and browse the Apple Barn for all of your favorite goodies! We will of course have fresh baked pies, apple doughnuts and caramel apples available as well!

Honeycrisp will go fast, so don’t hesitate to pick your favorite variety while you can!

U-PICK — “HOW IT WORKS!”
We are excited to announce that have built a BRAND NEW barn where ALL U-PICK will now take place. It is located just north of the two main buildings. It is the one with the RED TIN ROOF!

So, how it works:
• Head to the new U-Pick Barn…remember it is the one with the RED TIN ROOF!

• Once there, there will be a $2 per person admission (little ones 2 and under, free). This is where you will get your bags for picking.

• We will have hay rack rides available on Saturday’s and Sunday’s where you can enjoy a ride to the apple trees.

• After you have picked your favorites, make your way back to the U-Pick Barn, and this is where you will “Weigh & Pay” for your freshly picked apples. Apples are $1.75 per pound (except Honeycrisp…those are $2.50/lb.).

• And then, the only thing left to do is enjoy…and then go home and make some yummy desserts, of course!

**Hours: Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday 11am-5pm

Stargazing Fun Night @ Kimmel Orchard

Join us for an evening under the stars as we team up with our partners at the Kimmel Education & Research Center for our first ever STARGAZING FUN NIGHT!

Stargazing Fun event details-
5:30PM – Telescope Workshop: build your own telescope with Extension Educator Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp! (See further details for workshop below.)

6:30PM – Grill & Chill at the Kimmel Pavilion: Food and Drinks will be available for purchase. Also enjoy free hay rack rides around the Orchard as we wait for the movie to start!

8PM – Outdoor Movie “October Sky” PG: Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets!

AT DARK- Telescope Viewing and iPad Apps: Some telescopes and iPads will be available to share, but you are welcome to bring your own!

It’s going to be an event filled, fun and educational evening for the entire family!

Telescope Workshop Details:
Hey kids come early to the Stargazing Fun event at Kimmel Orchard and “build your own telescope” with Extension Educator Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp. Workshop fee $20 if you register by August 19th and $25 at the door. Space is limited!

For more information and workshop fee call Kimmel Education & Research Center 402-873-3166. This workshop is in conjunction with the Stargazing Fun at Kimmel Orchard. Nebraska Extension educators and UNL Astronomy students will be here to assist with telescopes and iPads.

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