Theater and opera houses
The Nebraska Theater Caravan was launched in
1975 as an innovation of the "Nebraska Art Council". The
idea was and is to bring culture as well as theater and
educational opportunities to the areas, which due to
their connection a lot is withheld. A permanent,
cross-border full-time program developed from a 12-week
tour. To date, NTC has performed 90 productions in 160
congregations in Nebraska and, through positive press,
the box office hit 'A Christmas Carol' has even been
staged in a further 600 US cities, 49 states and in 4
Museums and exhibitions
Pioneer Museum in Lincoln
This museum is located at 2047 'M'
Street in Lincoln. It opened in October 1996 for the
first time. It was named after Sir Frank H. Woods
(1886-1952), who founded the Lincoln Telephone Company
in 1903 and first enabled modern communication in
Lincoln in 1800 in the 1800 Nebraskans. The museum gives
information about the development of the telephone in
the United States from then to now and exhibits pretty
much all models from old to new. Particular attention is
paid to the 1929 Chevrolet phone, to which a special
exhibition space was dedicated.
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Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha
Known for its fine Art Deco style, the Joslyn Art Museum
(30th and Fort Sts) has been the most important and
cross-era art museum in Nebraska since 1931. The
building, made of 38 different types of marble,
permanently houses works from the Renaissance, the 19th
and 20th centuries as well as current art from Europe
and America. Whether El Greco, Gustave, Monet, Winslow
Homer or Henri Matisse - many of the big ones are
represented here. A 4-hectare area is reminiscent of the
house in which civil rights activist Malcom X was born
in 1925 and around 6 - 8 large exhibitions a year
provide for the press and many visits by art lovers.
Oregon Trail Museum at
The Oregon Trail Museum and Visitor Center was built in
phases between 1935 and 1949. There are exhibitions on
the history of the settler routes in three rooms. The
history room contains historical information about the
expansion history of the USA, the Landmark room offers
about 12 minutes of projector presentations for the
Oregon Trail as well as paintings and photographs by
William Henry Jackson, to whom the third room was
dedicated. His works reflect the geological and
paleontological development of the wild west region.
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
The modern Stuhr Museum is located near US Highway 281.
The museum in Grand Island with exhibitions on the
history of pioneers, Indian artifacts and an original
"Railroad-Town" from the 1870s, is probably the most
exciting thing you can encounter on the route through
this prairie route. With small acting interventions,
traditionally costumed actors ensure that the past is
breathed in again and realistically recreate the history
of the pioneers.
Monuments and memorials
The volcanic-like Scotts Bluff National Monument
southwest of Scotts Bluff is considered a landmark of
Nebraska. The striking hill made of white-gray
sedimentary rock can be seen from afar. It was once the
signpost for settlers who followed the California,
Oregon or Mormon Trail and was referred to as the Plains
lighthouse. In 1919 the rather small area of 12 kmē
and the 250 m high monument were put under protection by
President Wilson. The protected area also includes the
Oregon Trail Museum. The area continued to be known for
its biodiversity of fossils found in sandstone.
Religions and interesting churches
Around 90% of the Nebraskans are Christians, whereby
the Christian communities mostly also serve social
• 30% Catholics (approx. 372,972)
• 16% Protestants (approx. 245,980)
• 11% Methodists (approx. 117,277)
• 10% Baptists
• 4% Presbyterians and
• 19% others
• 9% are non-religious
• 1% belongs to a religion other than Christianity.
First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue
The First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue is
Nebraska's oldest church. It was built in 1856 by
missionaries who were to bring Christianity to the
Indians from the eastern United States. The original
mission house, which still stands on Mission Street in
Bellevue, served for many years as a missionary school
but also as a bank and town hall. Due to the constant
economic growth, the church quickly became too small.
Since 1900 the population has increased from 500 to
51,000 in 2010 - so in 1958, exactly 100 years later,
the construction of a new one began: the First
Presbyterian Church on Bellevue Boulevard.