Upcoming events scheduled by Palmer Museum

YORK – Two exciting events are scheduled by the Palmer Museum, one being held this weekend.

Carrie Remmers, museum director, says a guest speaker will be at the museum in downtown York, on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2-3 p.m., covering the history of World War II POW camps in Nebraska.

Then on Feb. 17, from 1-2 p.m., a free concert performed by the 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band will be held at the York City Auditorium. Band members are reenactors playing Civil War music on Civil War-era instruments while wearing Civil War uniforms.

Both events coincide with the ongoing America At War display at the museum.

The America At War display at the museum will close Feb. 29.

Then, approximately two weeks later, a new display will open, Remmers says. The next display will be an art exhibit, which will run from mid-March to mid-May. They will be featuring art from the museum’s existing collection as well as community submissions. Remmers says at the end of that exhibit, there will be a vote on favorites from the community submissions and the winning items will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. They also plan to host art classes on site, guest speakers, a program about the mural on the side of the building and more.

Plans for the summer/fall display are to feature an exhibit celebrating the history of York and Nebraska in general.

Remmers says the rotating themes “instead of a solid, permanent display is an effort to feature each and every item in our collection so it gets the proper attention it deserves. It also gives us the opportunity to host themed programming and reach out to different members of the public.”

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