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.

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air at Arbor Lodge Mansion each weekend in February. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air at Arbor Lodge Mansion each weekend in February. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air at Arbor Lodge Mansion each weekend in February. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air at Arbor Lodge Mansion each weekend in February. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

On Saturday, February 8, guests are invited to make their own special Victorian Valentine.

Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air at Arbor Lodge Mansion each weekend in February. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

On Saturday, February 8, guests are invited to make their own special Victorian Valentine.

Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2019 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 29 through December 28.

Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Pumpkin Party at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

We’re celebrating no-scare Halloween fun at the Tree Adventure, and you’re invited!

This special pumpkin party is rain or shine, 9 a.m. –5 p.m., with regular admission. All ages are welcome to come in costume and enjoy:

 

  • Free hayrack rides to the pumpkin patch from 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
  • An Unnatural Halloween Hike along the Tree House Trail
  • Face painting at the tree house by Pea Pod Face Painting (additional fee)
  • Discovery Rides from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. on the hour (additional fee of $5 for adults & children 3 –12; call for reserved seats)
  • Halloween craft making
  • Free candy treats for the kids
  • Adventures in the corn maze

 

Celebrate fall at Tree Adventure! Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Christmas at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Step back in time and experience the holidays the way J. Sterling Morton did with a one-of-a-kind Christmas at the Mansion experience.

 

Arbor Lodge Mansion: Open for Weekend Visitors

 

See the 52-room mansion at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to get you into the spirit of the season. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Daytime admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (age 3-12)

 

Special after-hours Mansion viewings (beginning November 29)

Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening admission: $12 adults; $6 youth (age 3-12)

Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Celebration at Arbor Day Farm

Smokey Bear is turning 75 this year, and we want to celebrate! Smokey himself will be joining us along with Nebraska City Firefighters for photo opportunities and a chance to see a Big Red Firetruck! On June 29, the state Fire Marshall’s crew will also be on hand with their smoke trailer to let children practice fire safety in a safe, but realistic environment.

Enjoy a birthday treat at the Apple House Market, and explore the history of Smokey Bear through a special exhibit at Arbor Lodge Mansion. At the Tree Adventure, learn about important work the Arbor Day Foundation is doing in reforestation, plus make a Smokey Bear craft and collect fun giveaways. Free with admission.

Questions? Call 402-873-8717.

Kimmel Orchard Cherry Festival

On June 29-30, Kimmel Orchard will be hosting their annual Cherry Festival! This day will kick off at 9 AM and will be a great destination for you and your family.

Our U-Pick will be open and our cherry trees will be full of fresh produce ready to be picked by you and your family. Enjoy a nice hayrack ride to and from the orchard and explore our brand new Tree Dome nature trail while you are out there as well. This is a great way to gain the full experience of the orchard, and you’ll even see the 170-year-old Eastern Cottonwood tree!

Our Pollinator Playground will be open to all who come to Cherry Festival as well. This is a two playground set provides enough equipment for all age groups to come and enjoy!

The Kimmel Kitchen will be open to provide meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Our bar will be open serving beer, wines and hard ciders as well. You will also be able to do wine and hard cider tastings to figure out your favorites to take home! All of the wines and hard ciders sold in the Apple Barn are made with the fruits that have been hand-picked right here at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard!

A LIVE band will be here during the Cherry Festival to provide entertainment for our guests.

Costs of U-Pick are as follows:

  • Adults (13 & older): $5
  • Kids (4­–12): $3
  • Kids (3 & under): Free
  • Seniors (62 & older): $3
  • Military (active or retired): $3

Mother’s Day Weekend at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Celebrate the women in your life with a visit to Arbor Lodge Mansion during Mother’s Day weekend. View special displays of women’s clothing and accessories and a china painting demonstration and enjoy live music throughout the weekend. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Arbor Lodge tour hosts will be dressed in period costumes representing four intelligent, brave, and influential women of the Morton family.

Go online for hours and admission prices. Other questions? Call 402-873-7222.

 

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air all throughout Arbor Lodge Mansion. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine cards.
Join us weekends in February from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air all throughout Arbor Lodge Mansion. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine cards.
Join us weekends in February from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Celebrate Love Weekends at Arbor Lodge Mansion

Love is in the air all throughout Arbor Lodge Mansion. Step back in time and discover weddings related to the Morton family through photographs, newspaper articles, and diary entries. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and view vintage Valentine cards.
Join us weekends in February from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event is included with Arbor Lodge Mansion admission. Questions? Call 402-873-7222.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

 

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

 

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

 

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights at Lied Lodge

Back by popular demand — it’s the Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Nebraska City.

Weekends this holiday season, climb aboard the Arbor Day Farm trolley for a one-hour tour of Historic Nebraska City and the best show of Christmas lights.

During the ride, you’ll enjoy a reading of a classic Christmas book. The trolley departs the Lied Lodge lobby at 6:00 p.m. sharp and returns approximately one hour later.

Price is $15.00 + tax for adults; $10 + tax for children age 3-12. Those under 3 ride for free. This popular activity fills up quickly, so reserve your seats on the holiday trolley by calling Lied Lodge: 402-873-8733.

2018 Holiday Trolley Tour Dates are every Friday and Saturday, November 30 through December 29.

*Want to make it a memorable holiday getaway? Ask for the Holiday Trolley Tour Package, which includes the trolley ride / tour of lights listed above for up to four people, plus an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge. Go online or call to reserve: 800-546-5433.

Mystery at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Put your best sleuthing hat on and join us for an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends. Event tickets are $25/person (adults only). Reservations required at 402-873-7222.

Add to the fun with a stay at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Request the Mystery at the Mansion package and receive two tickets to the event with your overnight accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 800-546-5433. Guests may use their ticket throughout their stay to return to the Mansion.

Mystery at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Put your best sleuthing hat on and join us for an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends. Event tickets are $25/person (adults only). Reservations required at 402-873-7222.

Add to the fun with a stay at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Request the Mystery at the Mansion package and receive two tickets to the event with your overnight accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 800-546-5433. Guests may use their ticket throughout their stay to return to the Mansion.

Mystery at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Put your best sleuthing hat on and join us for an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends. Event tickets are $25/person (adults only). Reservations required at 402-873-7222.

Add to the fun with a stay at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Request the Mystery at the Mansion package and receive two tickets to the event with your overnight accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 800-546-5433. Guests may use their ticket throughout their stay to return to the Mansion.

Mystery at the Mansion at Arbor Lodge

Put your best sleuthing hat on and join us for an old-fashioned whodunnit in the magnificent setting of Arbor Lodge Mansion. Solve clues, look for evidence, and break the case while mingling with new friends. Event tickets are $25/person (adults only). Reservations required at 402-873-7222.

Add to the fun with a stay at Lied Lodge & Conference Center. Request the Mystery at the Mansion package and receive two tickets to the event with your overnight accommodations. Make your reservation online or by calling 800-546-5433. Guests may use their ticket throughout their stay to return to the Mansion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Harvest Celebration 2016 at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

At Arbor Day Farm, it’s more than an apple orchard. It’s where memories are hand-picked all season long.

• Shop for pre-picked apples by the bag or the bushel at the Apple House Market.
• Savor the season’s best flavors: apple pies, hand-dipped caramel apples, apple cider, and more.
• Taste the apples of yesteryear with antique apple tasting.
• Zigzag your way through the corn maze.
• Choose the perfect pumpkin from the patch.
• Climb aboard the Discovery Ride for a journey into the orchards or a free hayrack ride for general Arbor Day Farm transportation.

This and so much more is waiting for you to explore. For more information, call 402-873-8717.

Civil War Reenactment at Arbor Lodge

Join us at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park on June 25 & 26, as Civil War reenactors return to Nebraska City. View a Civil War encampment throughout the weekend complete with programs and demonstrations.

On Saturday, The First Nebraska Infantry, Company A will setup camp at Arbor Lodge and join other demonstrators for activities at Nebraska City’s Civil War Museum. Sunday, view various demonstrations and share in the history at their encampment.

The 52-room mansion is open for self-guided tours and fun Civil War era activities; mansion admission is $8 adults, $6 children (age 3-12). Questions? Call Arbor Lodge at (402) 873-7222.

Apple Blossom Ball @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

We’re kicking off the season with an evening cocktail extravaganza….or just a really good party!  Food, friends, drinks, silly hats, jokes, silly friends, and very specific talk of Nebraska football’s depth chart. So let’s nail down the details so you can mark your calendar:

When: April 29th

Where: Kimmel Orchard Apple Barn

Time: 8pm-12am (doors will open at 7:30pm!)

Tickets: $5 Cover

Who’s the Band: Fever & The Funkhouse

So if you’re thinking…Apple Blossom Ball, sounds fancy, probably have to dress up. Let us assure you there is no formal dress code! Wear jeans, a dress, shorts and a t-shirt, heels, cowboy boots…whatever tickles your fancy! The only dress code requirement: attire has ability to DANCE and PARTY!

It’s going to be a rockin’ evening to help kick off our season and celebrate Arbor Day!

 

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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Upset the Applecart: Art Gallery Reception

Upset the Applecart: Art beyond carefully laid plans.

 

Gallery reception: September 19th, 2 to 5 p.m. following the AppleJack Parade.

Select artists will be in the AppleJack Parade on September 19th beginning at 1 pm.

 

Artwork by Launa Bacon, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Pat Nelsen and Steve Snell.

Curated by Elizabeth Stehling.

Five Nebraska artists have been invited to examine the familiar, upset the apple cart and present artworks that look beyond carefully laid plans. Often, best laid plans can go awry which may often be the blossom leading to the fruit of creativity. Artworks include painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The gallery reception will also feature the performing artists in the annual AppleJack Parade beginning at 1 PM on Central Avenue in Nebraska City.  The gallery reception will follow the parade from 2 – 5 p.m. at the KHN Center.

 

Upset the Applecart will be on view from September 14 – October 30, 2015. The KHN Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL AGES WELCOME

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Artwork by Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, El Damnificado, 2014, enamel and car paint on dibond, 4’ x 6’

Friday Wine Night @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard will be hosting another event filled Friday Wine Night!

Join us for an evening full of wining, dining, and socializing! Spokes will be serving a mouthwatering selection of fire-grilled pizzas, while Red Delicious can entertain your ears with some fun and dance-ready music!

Before your feet hit the dance floor, enjoy a sunset hay rack ride around the Orchard and participate in a tradition as old as wine itself with our good ole’ fashioned GRAPE STOMP!

We hope you can join us for this fun evening at the Orchard!

Doors open at 6:30pm with music starting at 8pm.

Admission: $5

History Lover’s Getaway in Nebraska City

Did you know that Nebraska City, Nebraska, is home to 10 different museums? Yes, an impressive TEN! The History Lover’s Getaway is your opportunity to pair an overnight stay at the all-new Lied Lodge with as many museums as you care to visit in Nebraska City — from firefighting to windmills to nature centers. Lied Lodge will supply a Museum SuperPass upon check-in, then you’re on your way to explore at your leisure the historical gems all around the community.

To reserve, ask for the History Lover’s Package when you call 800-546-5433, or reserve it online now.

This getaway is offered through October 31, 2015, based on availability.

Celebrate National Wildlife Week at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

We don’t always take time to notice it, but wildlife is all around us, from the tiniest bugs to birds to deer and beyond.

“Living with Wildlife” is the theme of this year’s National Wildlife Week, observed March 9-15.

Join us at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, and get better acquainted with the critters that are all around us. Find them in their natural habitat, learn more about their habits and traits, learn how to make your backyard more attractive to wildlife, and have fun with make-and-take wildlife crafts. Saturday (only): also stop and appreciate a collection of pelts, feathers, bones, and other natural wildlife items collected from the woods at Arbor Day Farm and various points across Nebraska.