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Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk

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Discover your history and the history of Northeastern Nebraska! The Elkhorn Valley Museum has something for everyone. We have changing exhibits as well as permanent exhibitions featuring thousands of historical artifacts. We also host the Johnny Carson Gallery, which exhibits the history of Carson's television years and growing up in Norfolk. Our Research Center contains family files, books, and photos relating to the Norfolk and Elkhorn Valley area for anyone wishing to do genealogical research and research of the Norfolk area. Our Bird Library was endowed by the estate of the late John and Willeta Lueshen to the museum. We house the Children's Discovery Zone, containing a hands-on activity area; it is geared toward children age 2 to 8 and their families.

The Elkhorn Valley Historical Society was founded in 1958. The members of the society believe in the value of preserving the past, the memory and legacy of the lives of the people of the Elkhorn Valley for future generations. Thanks to the generosity of area citizens, businesses, organizations and grants, the society was able to complete the construction of a beautiful museum building in 1997.

Our Museum Gift Shop contains works of local craftsman and artisans, history books, Johnny Carson DVDs, VHS tapes, and books, University of Nebraska Cornhusker items, books by Nebraska authors, State of Nebraska items, and much more!

Admission:

$6 Adult

$5 Senior (60+)

$3 Children ages 3-18

Children age 2 and under are FREE

Elkhorn Valley Museum members are free
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  • Hard to believe Johnny grew up here- several areas of interest here but all take back seat to Johnny. Wonderful exhibits give insight into the man. We discover he was actually shy and had a poor... 
    Hard to believe Johnny grew up here- several areas of interest here but all take back seat to Johnny. Wonderful exhibits give insight into the man. We discover he was actually shy and had a poor...  more »
  • Much to see Jonny Carson has Majore display here there are many stories of strugles of settlers and the creativity of past town people. Aslo some history of the radio staion WJAG whic was on the air.....  more
    Much to see Jonny Carson has Majore display here there are many stories of strugles of settlers and the creativity of past town people. Aslo some history of the radio staion WJAG whic was on the air.....  more »
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  • Very Good. Staff is willing to talk and answer questions
  • Simple Museum but it explains the history of Norfolk. Places like this are so important.

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