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Cass County

Cass County Barn Quilts ~ Located in rural Cass County. Painted 8’x8’ barn quilt blocks painted on prominent barns near Elmwood-Murdock.

Lofte Community Theatre ~ 15841 Manley Road. Casual live theater year round, including concerts, comedies, and Broadway musicals. (402) 234-2553

Fillmore County

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Gage County

The Beatrice Public Library ~ Host facility for the Nebraska State Genealogical Society collection. This includes more than 3,000 items of interest to genealogists with Nebraska roots. In addition, the library houses bound volumes of D.A.R. Lineage Records and part of the collection of the Southeast Nebraska Genealogical Society. (402) 223-3584

Community Players ~ Since 1975, Community Players has strived to produce high-quality theatre for Beatrice and all of Southeast Nebraska. Thanks to the talents of the many volunteers, on and off the stage, The Community Players consistently bring to the stage theatre that entertains, educates, and enlightens. (402) 228-1801

Cedar Creek Pottery ~ Owned by Ervin Dixon, a former Florida State professor. He makes and displays salt-glazed stoneware at his refurbished 1895 Lutheran church 7 miles east of Beatrice. Regular hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (402) 228-0138

Flowing Stone Art Gallery ~ Displays local artist’s work, including fine, utilitarian, and hand-crafted art and media that includes glass, pottery, paintings, metal, fiber, and wood. 819 N 6th (402) 806-7115

Jefferson County

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Johnson County

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Schoolhouse Art Gallery and Nature Center ~ Located at 427 Main Street, special exhibitions focus on visual artists of the region and are dovetailed with lectures, workshops and artist receptions. For hours, please call (402) 274-4146.

Brownville Village Theatre ~ The oldest repertory theatre in Nebraska, it is preparing for its 47th season of repertory theatre, including four plays and a musical. There is something truly magical about live theatre for performers and audiences alike. Preformances in June, July & August on Thursday, Friday & Saturdays. Call (402) 825-4121

Brownville Concert Series ~ Eleven world-class musical performances from classical to jazz to cabaret are presented in the Brownville Concert Hall on N. 2nd & Atlantic streets. For complete concert details, call (402) 825-3331 or

Otoe County

Nebraska City
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts ~ 801 3rd Corso. With constantly changing art exhibits, the center is a popular destination in Nebraska City. The center also serves as a working retreat for resident artists, writers, and musicians from across the country and around the world. (402) 874-9600

Morton James Public Library ~ The Kimmel Gallery features rotating exhibits and first-class meeting capabilities. Outstanding genealogical resources.

Wildwood Historic Home & Art Gallery ~ 420 Steinhart Park Rd. Ten-room Victorian home, built by Nebraska City banker, contains hundreds of historical pieces. Costumed guided tours give you insight into the lifestyle of the period. Regional artists are showcased in the Art Barn on property. Seasonal hours. Admission to house. (402)

Pawnee County

Old Library Gallery ~ The old Carnegie Library in Pawnee City has been transformed into a contemporary art gallery, with displays featuring a variety of artistic media.

Richardson County

Falls City
Library and Arts Center ~ The Falls City Library and Arts Center was established in 2007. Books, films, magazines, newspapers, a computer lab, Wi-Fi access, and an online catalog are featured. Program are delivered for all ages. Art exhibits and cultural programs are presented in the Stalder Gallery.

Bruun Memorial Library ~ Located on the southeast side of the City Square, the library was organized in 1884. The newly-renovated addition features a community meeting room, large display of historic pictures, historic memorabilia and a variety of historical records for genealogy research. The library also provides public-access computers. Email or call (402) 862-2941

Saline County

Wilber’s Dvoracek Public Library ~ Includes a separate Czech heritage room with a vast amount of information. Open Mon. – Fri. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. to Noon. (402) 821-2832

Sarpy County

Bellevue Little Theater ~ 203 Mission Avenue. For those in search of live performance art, the Bellevue Little Theater (now in its 44th season) is a treasured find. Throughout the year, experience award-winning community theater set in the heart of Old Towne Bellevue. 2013 Schedule includes “How the Other Half Loves” from February 1-17, “Sugar” from April 12-28, and “Leaving Iowa” from May 31-June 16. Check website for performance details or call (402) 291-1554.

Children’s Lewis & Clark Interpretive Art Wall ~ A 65X 8 foot wall with 710 handmade tiles of children’s artwork depicting the journey of Lewis and Clark in on display at Mission and Payne Avenues in Hayworth Park. 402-331-5771

Sumtur Amphitheater ~ 11691 S. 108th Street. Outdoor amphitheater with productions, movies, events, and entertainment throughout spring, summer, and fall. Check website for event dates.

Springfield Art Works ~ Located at 183 Main Sreet, this art attraction features etched glass and felted and silk articles. 402-301-9162

Weiss Sculpture Garden and Studio ~ 13603 Pflug Road. Witness great art in the making while experiencing the natural beauty of this two-acre retreat. Formal and informal gardens showcase the work of Carl Weiss and other local regional artists. A kaleidoscope of beauty awaits. (402) 680-0642

Thayer County

Bruning Opera House ~ Constructed in 1907, the building has served the community for 100 years. The town uses the building as a community hall and library. It has also housed a movie theater, dance hall, community plays and school activities, from basketball to graduations.

Chester Auditorium ~ The Chester Auditorium, which was built in 1938-39 as a WPA project, is the home for many different plays throughout the year. Stop by and see a historical building still in use.

The New Majestic Theater ~ 5th. Street & Lincoln Avenue (402) 768-6061. This movie theater has been taken over by the nonprofit volunteer organization, Arts Council of Thayer County (ACT), to operate the theater to promote the performing arts in Thayer County. Besides movies, ACT will use the theater for live performances and other events.